2 thoughts on “Lake Powell is Disappearing

  1. Some might see the disappearance of Lake Powell as a good thing. An environmental group (the Glen Canyon Institute) contends that by-passing Lake Powell and filling Lake Mead first is a common sense approach. They want Lake Mead to be the primary water storage for the Colorado River Basin and that, as such, would eliminate the 400,000 acre feet per year that is lost due to seepage through Lake Powel’s porous sandstone base. Another stated benefit for by-passing Lake Powell being the restoration of the Colorado River from damage caused by Lake Powell’s Glen Canyon Dam. Obviously a controversial position!

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