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Review: Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West
Electronic Green Journal
The history of Lake Powell is a history of failure, near failure, and, at best, limited and short-term success. The near failure, with which James Powell begins his book, was the potential collapse of Glen Canyon Dam in 1983. An overfull reservoir required the use of two spillway tunnels carved through the sandstone adjacent to the dam. The massive release of water caused the spillways to begin to fail, potentially eroding the soft sandstone and undermining the integrity of the dam. If the damdoi:10.5070/g312810795 fatcat:6adruljtljhwjnaruiagnsjbem