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Enviros look to throw out Glen Canyon Dam's permit because it fails to account for climate change

Lake Powell’s long decline may be on hiatus after this year’s snowy winter, but activists still are raising concerns that climate change could render Glen Canyon Dam inoperable.

This time, they are taking their concerns to court, asking a federal judge to invalidate the federal Bureau of Reclamation’s 20-year operating plan for the towering dam that impounds the lake because it fails to account for shrinking flows on the Colorado Riverand “conceals” the risks that trend poses for the 40 million people who rely on the river for water.

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