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Lake Powell, Arizona
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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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  • On this Lake there are several viewing points. The most famous is located on a hill on the South side of the Lake. There laid a good road and rode buses. But the Lake is visible only partially, and that far. But if you drive through Big Botu from North, the species will be closer and better. But the road is bad and normal sedan does not pass.
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  • It is an artificial reservoir is the Crown Jewel of these places. Not enough water in the County, and here the whole sea. There is a private Marina, and in the village of Big Water even cost the big boats. namely boats, not boats. It is a pity that the entrance to the water's edge. It is necessary to pass through the Marina. Entry for a month or 1:00 are equally worth $25.
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  • I flew over, with American Aviation, the artificial Lake Powell, over 300 km long, and thus discovered scenery it offers around its canyons. The panoramas offered remind the lunar landscapes of some deserts (such as from atacama to the Chile). The Grand show is guaranteed when the flyover above the Glenn Canyon Dam and above the Colorado River!
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