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Draining an iconic lake was 'ludicrous,' until now

Thursday, November 2, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Patrick Goodfellow
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Draining an iconic lake was 'ludicrous,' until now

GLEN CANYON NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Utah — Like many places across the West, Lake Powell seems impossibly large, mythical almost, with its rich red rock canyon walls standing in dramatic juxtaposition to the expanse of cerulean below that seems to stretch on forever.

Dramatic is an apt way to describe the second-largest man-made reservoir in America.

When it was formed in 1963, following the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in northern Arizona, Lake Powell was designed to hold a massive quantity of water...


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