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"Lake Powell" by peaky40


Small (23.2" x 11.3")

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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 in maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre feet (3.0001×1010 m3) of water when full. Current water levels, however, put Lake Powell ahead of Lake Mead in water volume and surface area. Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial 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 37°17′22″N 110°52′20″W with the Colorado River gives a good view of the extent of the lake.
Lake Powell is a storage facility for the Upper Basin states of the Colorado River Compact (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico). The Compact specifies that the Upper Basin states are to provide a minimum annual flow of 7,500,000 acre feet (9.3 km3) to the Lower Basin states (Arizona, Nevada, and California).


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  • cherylc1
    cherylc1about 2 years ago

    WOW gorgeous!!

  • Thank you very much Cheryl, glad you like it! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Vitta
    Vittaabout 2 years ago

    Amazing work!!! Happy New Year!!!

  • Thank you very much Vitta, glad you like it! Happy new year! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 2 years ago

    Gorgeous capture. A beautiful place to visit. :o)

  • Thank you very much Bunny, glad you like it! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

  • Thank you very much Trish, so pleased with this feature! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • trish725
    trish725about 2 years ago

    A glorious view Well captured

  • Thank you very much Trish, glad you like it! Happy new year! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Mark Hughes
    Mark Hughesabout 2 years ago

    Cool shot Roy, all the best mate.

  • Thank you very much Mark, glad you like it! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Laurie Search
    Laurie Searchabout 2 years ago

    This is so very beautiful, Roy!!!! Happy New Year!!!! :)))

  • Thank you very much Laurie, glad you like it! Happy new year! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Thomas Eggert
    Thomas Eggertabout 2 years ago

    WOW !!!!!! I LOVE this image…..Beautiful work Roy :)))

  • Thank you very much Thomas, glad you like it! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 2 years ago

    Stunning work Roy!!…I really enjoyed myself in this area. Happy New Year to you my friend!!

  • Thank you very much Kate, glad you like it! Its a wonderful area to explore! Happy new year! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

  • Christine Smith
    Christine Smithabout 2 years ago

    A really lovely image Roy.

  • Thank you very much Christine, glad you like it! Cheers Roy!

    – peaky40

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