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Reclamation to Host Live Internet Broadcast of Glen Canyon's 50th Anniversary Celebration

Media Contact: Peter Soeth, 303-445-3615, psoeth@usbr.gov

For Release: September 25, 2014

WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation will host a live Internet broadcast of the 50th Anniversary celebration of power production at Glen Canyon Dam on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. The event will begin at 3 p.m. EDT/12 p.m. PDT. To view the live video broadcast, please visit: www.usbr.gov/live. The celebration will feature a speech by Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell.

This is also a community celebration. If members of the public are near Glen Canyon Dam in Page, Arizona, they are invited to participate in the celebration on the crest of the dam. Complimentary dam tours will also be available this day. If you are interested in attending in person, please view the invitation for more information.

Glen Canyon Dam, a key unit of one of the most extensive and complex river resource developments in the world, provides vital water storage allowing the Upper Colorado River Basin states of Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, and New Mexico to utilize their share of the Colorado River, especially during times of drought, while providing the required delivery of water to the lower basin states of California, Nevada, and Arizona, according to the Colorado River Compact of 1922.

If you are unable to view the live video feed, an archived video of the event will be available at www.usbr.gov/live shortly after the celebration ends.

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Reclamation is the largest wholesale water supplier in the United States, and the nation's second largest producer of hydroelectric power. Its facilities also provide substantial flood control, recreation, and fish and wildlife benefits. Visit our website at https://www.usbr.gov and follow us on Twitter @USBR.

Relevant Link:

Glen Canyon Dam Celebration Invitation