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Lake Powell, Arizona

Categories: Bodies of Water, Nature & Parks
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Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona (most of it, along with Rainbow Bridge, is in Utah). It is a major vacation spot that around 2 million people visit every year. It is the second largest man-made reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000acre.ft of water when full. However, due to high water withdrawals for human and agricultural consumption, and because of subsequent droughts in the area, Lake Powell is currently larger than Mead in terms of volume of water currently held, depth and surface area. Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam, which also led to the creation of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area, a popular summer destination. The reservoir is named for explorer John Wesley Powell, a one-armed American Civil War veteran who explored the river via three wooden boats in 1869.In 1972, Glen Canyon National Recreation Area was established. It is public land managed by the National Park Service, and available to the public for recreational purposes. It lies in parts of Garfield, Kane, and San Juan counties in southern Utah, and Coconino County in northern Arizona. The northern limits of the lake extend at least as far as the Hite Crossing Bridge. A map centered at the confluence of the Escalante River with the Colorado River gives a good view of the extent of the lake.
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  • The Lake Powell is beautiful, and is in a desert setting that is worth the view. We did a tour of kayaks delicious in the Lake. It's worth it.
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  • We had the chance to fly this huge Lake and to discover his true form, a huge artificial lake over 300kms of long covering all canyons, splendid, lunar landscapes through erosion but also by the hand of the man who created it by building the glenn canyon dam to irrigate the Colorado River! Don't miss this unique opportunity, because according to our guide, it comes to empty the dam!
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  • It is a man-made lake in the United States. Is from above. well see is very big. We are connected to and the various rivers.
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