Lake Powell and the 'return' of Glen Canyon

John Morrow

Member
Joined
May 22, 2015
Messages
935
Without delving into controversy....the argument that Powell is necessary to generate electricity will become moot if the reservoir drops 30 more feet or so, to minimum power pool level. That seems realistic over time if it lost 40 feet just last year.
 

regehr

Member
Joined
Mar 28, 2012
Messages
1,880
can we still bring Hayduke out of retirement? he'd be getting pretty old I guess
 

Janice

Member
.
Joined
Dec 5, 2017
Messages
776
The idea to empty Powell continues to gain some steam.

12news.com KPNX: 'Life beyond Lake Powell': Experts weigh draining Arizona's iconic lake amid worsening megadrought.
I wonder what kind of a response this idea gets from people who live nearby - what's the ratio of supporters to opponents? Does anyone know?
 

WasatchWill

Ready For More
.
Joined
Jul 23, 2013
Messages
1,651
To those whom most depend on Powell, largely the town of Page for their power and water, I'd say they have the biggest hurdle to deal with right now. But as @John Morrow pointed out, if the level descends below power generation capacity in the next couple of years, it may all be a moot point and the climate cycle will make the decision for them.
 

Bob

Trailmaster
Joined
Mar 3, 2013
Messages
3,438
Page is miniscule....... Powell delivers power over a 17,000-mile transmission grid to six states and 5 million people
 
Similar threads
Thread starter Title Forum Replies Date
J Lake Powell at 3528 feet General Discussion 1
Duketogo13 Questions about packrafting the Escalante/Lake Powell in September. Need help! Trip Planning 5
S Packrafting Escalante - FiftyMile Creek and low water level Lake Powell Trip Planning 8
D Coyote Gulch to Lake Powell Trip Planning 8
JDWalters Access to Escalante River/Lake Powell near Cathedral in the Desert Trip Planning 7
Ross Invite Lake Powell canyons(Iceberg,Davis,Willow)or Cape Solitude/Canaan Mtn Meet Up (Members Only) 1
Ross Anyone for Lake Powell canyons (Iceberg,Davis,Willow/Cape Solitude/Canaan Mtn Trip Planning 0
DrNed Kayaking Lake Powell Trip Planning 3
CaptnKidd North End of Lake Powell and Southern Tip of Capitol Reef Hiking & Camping 11
lostlandscapes Smith Fork & Lake Powell, January 22-24 Hiking & Camping 22
Udink Lake Powell - Stanton Creek On The Water 9
Christian Lake Powell: Anasazi, Lehi Bridges, North Fork Forgotten Canyon, etc On The Water 2
Nick Floating Hite to Lake Powell Trip Planning 2
heronwheels Shoreline Fishing - Lake Powell Trip Planning 7
Nick Desert Magazine 1963: Lake Powell General Discussion 10
Nick Before Lake Powell / Memories of Glen Canyon General Discussion 0
Nick North Lake Powell On The Water 19
Nick Kayaking Lake Powell - Moqui Canyon On The Water 19
E Kayaking and Hiking in the Rainbow Area, Lake Powell. 4/7-4/13/13. On The Water 2
E 6-7 Days DIY Kayaking and Hiking on Lake Powell? Trip Planning 2
Nik Lake Powell Trip in September Trip Planning 6
NorthwestWanderer 8 Day High Sierra trek : Humphreys Basin, Star Col, Granite Park, Lake Italy & Piute Canyon 6/25-7/2/22 Backpacking 0
TractorDoc Yellowstone's Wrangler Lake, Bog Creek, Joseph's Coat Springs, Broad Creek, Wapiti Lake, Hot Springs Basin, and Pelican Valley. The Second Half. Backpacking 15
kwc Another Southern Adirondacks hike - Clockmill Pond and Rock Lake Hiking & Camping 0
TractorDoc Yellowstone's Wrangler Lake, Bog Creek, Joseph's Coat Springs, Broad Creek, Wapiti Lake, Hot Springs Basin, and Pelican Valley. Part One of Two. Backpacking 61
kwc Round Lake, north central Adirondacks, in the Round Lake Wilderness On The Water 2
Jackson Heart Lake and Snake River for Labor Day Backpacking 23
scatman Pacific Creek, Moss Lake and Gravel Lake - Teton Wilderness - October 7, 2022 Backpacking 32
TractorDoc Yellowstone's Hayden Valley, Trout Creek, Beach Lake, and Arnica Creek Meadows. September 11, 2022. Hiking & Camping 7
balzaccom Obata Lake...xc in Yosemite Backpacking 0
scatman Grizzly Lake - September 7, 2022 Backpacking 31
P Yellowstone, one night by a lake Backpacking 19
kwc A Few More Photos from Scatman’s Grizzly Lake trip … Backpacking 3
P Scatman's Grizzly Lake hike, 2022 Backpacking 28
P Yellowstone--Heart Lake to South Entrance Backpacking 13
scatman Shoshone Lake Lollipop Loop - Yellowstone National Park - July 24, 2022 Backpacking 63
T How big are the Mirror Lake campgrounds in the Porkies? Trip Planning 6
Georgia Yankee Apostle Islands, Lake Superior (again), June 2022 On The Water 4
kwc Adirondack Hike to Middle Lake Hiking & Camping 0
K Hello from the Salt Lake Valley Noobs: Introduce yourself! 2
WasatchWill WRHR: Day 5 - Camp Lake to Titcomb Basin Backpacking 15
WasatchWill WRHR: Day 4 - Halls Lake to Camp Lake Backpacking 17
WasatchWill WRHR: Day 3 - 'Desolation Valley' to Halls Lake Backpacking 15
J Lake Mead NRA and Sloan Canyon NCA summit and vista hikes. Nov 21-25, 2021 Hiking & Camping 0
scatman Grizzly Lake - Yellowstone National Park - September - 2022 Meet Up (Members Only) 149
Jackson Hearst Lake Hiking & Camping 10
P Overnight at Ice Lake, Yellowstone Backpacking 4
Jackson Hollow Top Lake Backpacking 13
TractorDoc Yellowstone's Shoshone Lake, Ouzel Creek, and Three Rivers Junction -- September 13-16 2021 Backpacking 62
TrektheWorld Crater Lake and Lone Eagle Peak Backpacking 1

Similar threads

Don't like ads? Become a BCP Supporting Member and kiss them all goodbye. Click here for more info.

Top