Park officials oppose Grand Canyon "flush" plan

03/5/2008 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

U.S. flood-control officials will unleash a torrent of water from the Glen Canyon Dam this week, creating a controlled flood intended to help restore eroded sandbars and beaches in Grand Canyon National Park. But the plan has elicited protests from park officials and environmental groups, who charge that the "flush" is timed to help power companies, not Mother Nature.

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