"Lake Powell wasn't always half empty. In 1983, the reservoir filled nearly to overflowing, and saved by resourceful engineers and a lot of concrete."
Living Rivers would like to remind readers that spillways are not how an agency properly manages a big snow melt. Foresight planning and prudent reservoir management is how an agency should manage a flood. This incident was a human mistake that nearly caused an incomprehensible, catastrophic tragedy of epic proportion.
A story by John D'Anna in the Arizona Republic
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