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Glen Canyon: A Dam, Water and the West.

Grade Levels: 6 - 12
Core Subject(s): Social Studies
Length: 00:56:04
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Straddling the Utah-Arizona border, the Glen Canyon Dam rises over 700 feet from solid bedrock to block the flow of the Colorado River. Behind its wall of five-million yards of concrete are the waters of Lake Powell. Storing enough water to meet the needs of almost thirty million families for a year, it is one of the largest man-made reservoirs in the world. This program offers a comprehensive history of the dam from early compromises between the government and environmental activists to archaeological efforts to document the history of Glen Canyon.

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