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    Lake Powell is a man-made reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre feet (30 km³) of water when full. 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.

    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 8.23 million acre feet (10 km³) to the Lower Basin states (Arizona, Nevada, and California).

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    1. J.R. Rondeau 63 months ago | reply

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    3. jgsobez 63 months ago | reply

      great equal lighting. a wonderful landscape.

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    4. geezaweezer 63 months ago | reply

      Wow - Good!

      I may have cut out that little section of road - looks much better in large view.

    5. vanto5 63 months ago | reply

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    8. Ġ∂ßℜἰ 63 months ago | reply

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    9. ~Brenda-Starr~ 60 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called
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      Wonderful!

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