The Arizona Republic

The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River


For 279 miles, the Colorado River flows through the Grand Canyon, from Lees Ferry to Pearce Ferry. In the 1960s, the government built Glen Canyon Dam to increase water storage on the river. The dam created Lake Powell and in the process changed the flow of the Colorado, turning it from a warm, muddy, unpredicta­ble river to one that ‹‘”œ˜ ˆ””‘ ˆ‘Š†— †“‰ ”“ † ˜ˆŠ‰š‘Š ²Š‰ ‡ž œ†™Š— †“‰ ž‰—”•”œŠ— ‰Š’†“‰˜

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