Nevada Opposes Environmental Group In Lawsuit Over Glen Canyon Dam

Nevada has joined with six other states in opposing an environmental group that sued on grounds the federal government is mismanaging a key Colorado River dam, threatening already endangered species to benefit power production.

Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto said a federal judge in Phoenix granted a motion last week that lets Nevada, Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming intervene in the
Glen Canyon Dam litigation.

Nevada's Colorado River Commission and the Southern Nevada Water Authority also intervened in support of the federal Bureau of Reclamation, sued in December by the Grand Canyon Trust.

The Flagstaff-based group claims the government releases water from the lake behind the dam, Lake Powell, in a way that benefits power production but destroys downstream habitat for native fish.


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