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Lake Powell dam releases increased to spread sediment

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PAGE, Ariz. — The U.S. Interior Department is cranking up releases from Glen Canyon Dam this week as part of an ongoing experimental program to replenish downstream sandbars and beaches in the Grand Canyon.

September storms that drenched parts of the West washed bountiful amounts of sediment into two tributaries of the Colorado River below the dam, presenting a wealth of beach-building material that the flood-like high flows are intended to distribute.

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