Glen Canyon dam by Nancy Richard
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Built between 1956 and 1966 amidst a great deal of controversy, the Glen Canyon Dam is a concrete arch built on the Colorado River in northern Arizona near Page. It is 710 feet high, creating Lake Powell, the second largest artificial lake in the USA.

In 1983, major floods nearby nearly led to the dam’s collapse. The dam remains controversial despite providing power and steady water from the upper to the lower basins of the Colorado River. Most of Glen Canyon’s colorful and beautiful gorges are now under water and the dam is responsible for major physical and ecological changes.

I am deeply concerned about environment, wildlife, and animal welfare, feeling a strong commitment to leaving the planet in better shape for new generations. Therefore, I support a number of charities that reflect those interests.

I have a degree in English and Library Science, but if I had my life to live over, I would have loved to have been a photographer, writer, and/or National Park ranger.

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Comments

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkealmost 2 years ago

  • john forrant
    john forrantalmost 2 years ago

    Sweet shot

  • Thanks, John

    – Nancy Richard

  • Tom Gomez
    Tom Gomezalmost 2 years ago

    An amazing structure, super capture Nancy …

  • Thanks, Tom. It may be amazing, but it is controversial.

    – Nancy Richard

  • Lanis Rossi
    Lanis Rossialmost 2 years ago

    Excellent Nancy!

  • Thanks, Lanis…..so glad you like it.

    – Nancy Richard

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