Federal officials have brought the “most endangered river of the year” back to normal

Water releases have returned back to normal today on the Colorado River.

At the beginning of this week, federal officals began releasing high water flows from Lake Powell that were quadruple the average output of the dam to help improve levels on the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

This engineered flood mimics snowmelt runoff and is the first time this has been done since 2018.

American Rivers has deemed the Colordao River as the “most endangered river this year,” which provides for nearly six million acres of farmland.