Glen Canyon Dam and Hanging Gardens

Different perspectives in Page.

Wahweap Overlook from UT-89.
Lake Powell has dried up quite a bit. In July 2021, water levels on the lake fell to the lowest point since 1969 and have continued dropping.
As of September 2021, the water elevation at Glen Canyon Dam was 1081 m, more than 47 m below “full pool” (elevation 1128 m).
On April 11, 1956, the Colorado River Storage Project authorized the building of Glen Canyon Dam.
Seven years and three hundred million dollars later, a dam 710 feet high was built.
In 1963, the Glen Canyon was closed and Lake Powell, the world’s largest lake was created.
Hanging Gardens Trail: Round-trip Distance: 2,4 km
Securely hidden by Jurassic Navajo sandstone, this seep spring quickly takes hostage every drop of rainwater it can absorb creating a lush plant and animal habitat.
From up there, the tele lens sees the borders of Lake Powell, which has very little water atm.
Across over the layered table land.
More ‘waterholes’ that really are the narrow arms of the lake.
Tower Butte.
Vegetation next to the trail.
My spiky friends.


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