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The Colorado River Through Grand Canyon: Natural History and Human Change

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Steven W Carothers, and Bryan T Brown, The Colorado River Through Grand Canyon: Natural History and Human Change: .

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Once Glen Canyon Dam was completed in 1963, the Colorado River in its passage through the Grand Canyon would never be the same. Now sealed off at both ends, the Colorado has been transformed into a carefully-tended aquarium, its flow of water controlled and monitored. The effect on the Canyon's physical and biological systems has been extraordinary. Steven Carothers and Bryan Brown—both veteran river runners and scientists—draw on river history and ecological studies to demonstrate how Canyon life has adjusted to these sweeping environmental alterations. For example, they show how increased growth of algae in the now siltless waters have altered fish populations, and how changes in vegetation have encouraged the return of beavers. [...]

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From Source - Mendeley RIS export <br> On - Tue May 10 10:08:41 CDT 2011

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