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December 22, 2014

Southwest: Lake Powell by Boat


Shore leave in Navajo Canyon.  We rented a boat at Antelope Point Marina to explore the lake.

Shore leave in Navajo Canyon. We rented a boat at Antelope Point Marina to explore the lake.

In February of 2014 we visited Lake Powell. The enormous reservoir, the second largest in the United States, sprawls between the states of Arizona and Utah. At the time the lake was less than 40% full with the lake surface was over 120 feet below the top of the active storage level. Though the low levels of Lake Powell are troubling, the receding waters reveal a portion of the canyon that has been hidden since Glen Canyon Dam was finished and Lake Powell was filled in the 1960’s. It makes us wonder: How did this place look before Glen Canyon Dam was filled?

The shore of the lake as of late February 2014:  When the lake is full all of the land in the foreground is under water.

The shore of Lake Powell as of late February 2014: When the lake is full all of the land in the foreground is under water.

Inside Navajo Canyon

Inside Navajo Canyon

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Antelope Point Marina near Page Arizona

Antelope Point Marina near Page Arizona

There are some very large house boats on Lake Powell.

There are some very large house boats on Lake Powell.  This one is over 20 feet wide and 75 feet long with three decks.

A cylindrical sandstone island inside Navajo Canyon

A cylindrical sandstone island inside Navajo Canyon

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Gigi enjoys a brief escape from the boat.

Gigi enjoys a brief escape from the boat.

On the main channel of the lake

On the main channel of the lake

Even in February fisherman are active on Lake Powell.  Sometimes it seems more about the boat than the fish.

Even in February fisherman are active on Lake Powell. Sometimes it seems more about the boat than the fish.

Sandstone and blue water

Sandstone and blue water

Inside Navajo Canyon

Inside Navajo Canyon

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1 Comment »

  1. Beautiful pictures of the area, but sad to see the water levels so low.

    Comment by Barneysday — December 22, 2014 @ 5:20 pm


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