Bottom of the Glen Canyon Dam, near Page, AZ.

Human Alterations

After the Shadow Mountain Dam, the first dam on the Colorado River, high in the Rocky Mountains, there is nothing natural about the river anymore. Its flow is completely regulated by humans. It is the main plumbing system of the American Southwest, featuring some of the most famous water works in the world.

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“Toshka is an engineers’ dream and an economists’ nightmare”

“Toshka is an engineers’ dream and an economists’ nightmare”

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