Nightly News   |  November 12, 2013

Government floods Grand Canyon waterway

Tons of sediment has settled at the bottom of the waterway running through the Grand Canyon, but the new flow of water will shift the sediment, creating new beaches. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> visitors to the grand canyon get to see something very special for the next few days. the folks at the bureau are flood the waterway that runs through the canyon, in order to move the sediment around, tons have settled on the bottom. and the feds will mix it up. this week's high pressure flow will create sand banks in the middle.