Glen Canyon Dam 2013 High Flow Experimental Release
The Department of the Interior conducted the second high flow experimental release from Glen Canyon Dam under the innovative science-based protocol approved in 2012. The protocol calls for conducting more frequent high flow experimental releases from the dam timed to occur following sediment inputs to the Colorado River from downstream tributaries. The second such release based on the new guidelines began on November 11, 2013.
Temendous sediment resources approximately three times larger than the volume available in the fall of 2012 was deposited beginning in July 2013, the result of significant rainstorm and monsoonal activity.
- News Release - "Today's Experimental High-Flow Release from Glen Canyon Dam Will Benefit Grand Canyon Ecosystem While Keeping Water Commitments"
- Media Advisory - "Monday's High-Flow Release from Glen Canyon Dam to Benefit Grand Canyon While Continuing Water Commitments"
- GCMRC - Photos of Sandbar Changes from 2012 HFE
- B-roll video footage - from 2013, 2012 & 2008 HFE release events
- Photos - from 2013, 2012, & 2008 HFE release events
- Fact Sheet - "High Flow Releases at Glen Canyon Dam"
- Environmental Assessment - Protocol for High-flow Experimental Releases from Glen Canyon Dam through 2020
- Glen Canyon Dam Adaptive Management Program web site
- "2012 Canyon Dam Experimental High Flow Event" video podcasts
- Maps, Beach Photos, & Data Portal Site
- Grand Canyon Sediment Budget Reaches Web Site
- 2008 High-Flow Experiment web site
- Circular 1366 - "Three Experimental High Flow Releases...Effects on Downstream River Ecosystem"
- Fact Sheet - "A Sand Budget for Marble Canyon, Arizona - Implications for Long-Term Monitoring..."
- Fact Sheet - "Three Experimental High Flow Releases...Effects on Downstream Colorado River Ecosystem"
- Fact Sheet - "2008 High Flow Experiment... Benefits Colorado River Resources in Grand Canyon National Park"
- Fact Sheet - "Sediment Transport During Three Controlled Flood Experiments..."