[VIDEO] Boater Captures Huge Rockslide at Lake Powell on Memorial Day

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Insane! A boater on Lake Powell caught this huge rockslide on camera on Memorial Day.

Lake Powell has dropped to its lowest level since the reservoir was first filled in the 1960s. The water behind the dam stands at 3,522 feet above sea level or 24 percent of capacity. If the water drops to a critical level of 3,490 feet, the dam’s ability to produce hydropower will be threatened. On May 3, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that it will take action to maintain critical hydropower-generating capacity at Lake Powell. Over the next 12 months, the agency will allow more water to flow into the lake from upstream reservoirs and less water to be released downstream.

Lake Powell is an artificial reservoir on the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona, United States. It is a major vacation spot visited by approximately two million people every year. It is the second-largest artificial reservoir by maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 25,166,000 acre-feet (3.1042×1010 m3) of water when full. However, Lake Mead has fallen below Lake Powell in size several times during the 21st century in terms of volume of water, depth, and surface area writes Wikipedia.

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One thought on “[VIDEO] Boater Captures Huge Rockslide at Lake Powell on Memorial Day

  1. Ed Abbey’s ghost, myself, and Monkey-Wrenchers around the world, rejoice!!!

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