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RESOLUTION SUPPORTING FLAMING GORGE

                 
DAM AND RESERVOIR AND GLEN CANYON

                 
DAM AND LAKE POWELL

                 
2001 GENERAL SESSION

                 
STATE OF UTAH

                 
Sponsor: Gordon E. Snow

                  Jack A. Seitz
                  Bradley T. Johnson
                  Michael R. Styler
                  Don E. Bush
                  Merlynn T. Newbold
                  David N. Cox
                  Peggy Wallace
                  James A. Ferrin
David L. Hogue
James R. Gowans
John E. Swallow
Paul Ray
LaWanna Shurtliff
Karen W. Morgan
Chad E. Bennion
Ben C. Ferry
Brent D. Parker
Darin G. Peterson
Bryan D. Holladay
Stephen H. Urquhart
Douglas C. Aagard
Glenn A. Donnelson


                  This concurrent resolution of the Legislature and the Governor urges the United States
                  Congress and Department of Interior officials to recognize and protect the benefits that Lake
                  Powell, the Glen Canyon Dam, Flaming Gorge Reservoir, and Flaming Gorge Dam bring to
                  U.S. citizens and to visitors from around the world. The resolution urges Congress and
                  Department of Interior officials to oppose any effort to breach Glen Canyon Dam or Flaming
                  Gorge Dam, or to drain Lake Powell or Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
                  Be it resolved by the Legislature of the state of Utah, the Governor concurring therein:
                      WHEREAS, the existence of Glen Canyon Dam and Flaming Gorge Dam has allowed the
                  seven Colorado River Basin states to share and cooperatively plan for the beneficial use of water
                  for millions of citizens;
                      WHEREAS, Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge Reservoir provide water regulation and flood
                  control capability in the Colorado River system for the citizens of the seven states;
                      WHEREAS, electric generating facilities at Glen Canyon Dam and Flaming Gorge Dam
                  provide electricity to more than a million households;
                      WHEREAS, millions of visitors annually enjoy the recreational amenities and
                  world-renown fisheries at Lake Powell and Flaming Gorge Reservoir; and
                      WHEREAS, the construction of the Glen Canyon Dam and the Flaming Gorge Dam has


                  created a rich riparian habitat below the dams that did not previously exist:
                      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Legislature of the state of Utah, the
                  Governor concurring therein, urge the United States Congress and the Department of Interior
                  officials to recognize and protect the water, power, recreation, and environmental benefits of Lake
                  Powell and Flaming Gorge Reservoir, and the water regulation and flood control benefits to United
                  States citizens from Glen Canyon Dam and Flaming Gorge Dam.
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor urge the United States
                  Congress and Department of Interior officials to oppose any effort to breach or remove Glen Canyon
                  Dam or Flaming Gorge Dam, or drain Lake Powell or Flaming Gorge Reservoir.
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Legislature and the Governor urge Congress and
                  Department of Interior officials to prohibit the use of federal funds for any studies concerning the
                  breaching or removal of Glen Canyon Dam, Flaming Gorge Dam, Lake Powell, or Flaming Gorge
                  Reservoir.
                      BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this resolution be sent to the President of the
                  United States Senate, the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, the members of
                  Utah's congressional delegation, and Department of Interior officials.

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