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Sep 20, 2015

Beautiful Lake Powell In Arizona

Beautiful Lake Powell In Arizona

Lake Powell on the Colorado River provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years, combined with withdrawals that many believe are not sustainable, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity.

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Gregory Butte is reflected in Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 25, 2015. Lake Powell on the Colorado River provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years, combined with withdrawals that many believe are not sustainable, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A power boat moves through a canyon at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015 with the high water mark visible above it. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A narrow slot canyon is seen from the air at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Huge areas of dry ground which would be under water when the lake is full are seen at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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The Glen Canyon dam (background) holds back the Colorado River creating Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Huge areas of dry ground (background) which would be under water when the lake is full are seen at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A jet ski spins through Lake Powell with houseboats tied up in the marina near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Dry land (R) that would be under water when the lake is full is seen next to Gregory Butte in Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Sandstone sculpted by water and wind erosion is seen in a slot canyon, one of hundreds that surround Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A houseboat camps on the shore in shallow water in a canyon at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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An area that would be under water if the lake was full is seen in Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Sandstone sculpted by water and wind erosion is seen in a slot canyon, one of hundreds that surround Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A houseboat is tied up on shore as two jet skis approach below Gunsight Butte in Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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The high water mark, seen as a white line, lines the shore of Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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The Glen Canyon dam holds back the Colorado River creating Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Huge areas of dry ground which would be under water when the lake is full are seen at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A power boat cruises with Phoebe the dog on the bow, through a cut below Castle Rock in Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 25, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A houseboat camps on the shore in shallow water in a canyon at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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The Glen Canyon dam holds back the Colorado River creating Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A power boat cruises though Cathedral Canyon, part of Lake Powell, near Page, Arizona, May 27, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A barge carries a propane truck on Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 27, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Houseboats are tied up in the marina at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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A boat makes its way around Padre Butte in Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. RICK WILKING/REUTERS

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Lake Powell in the United States is seen in a combination of NASA satellite images taken in 1991 (L) and 2015 (R). Lake Powell on the Colorado River provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years, combined with withdrawals that many believe are not sustainable, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity. NASA/REUTERS

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