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Water Release Experiment Continues In Glen Canyon

The Bureau of Reclamation will increase water releases from Glen Canyon early next week.

From Nov. 5 to 8, the Colorado River will be running faster and higher through the Grand and Glen Canyons as part of an ongoing high flow experiment.

The increased flow is meant to move accumulated sediment further downstream to help rebuild eroded sandbars and beaches — areas that are important for wildlife along the river.

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Claire Caulfield first joined KJZZ as an intern in 2015 and now wakes up before the sun to produce and report for Morning Edition. She graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2017 and covered education policy in the nation's capital, election night in New York City and Native American issues for Cronkite News/ Arizona PBS. Before joining the Morning Edition team, she also worked on a documentary about rap music in the deep South and directed a film on drinking-water quality in the United States.On the weekends, you can find Claire flying her photography drone or working her way through the Pulitzer Prize book list.