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Red and Pink Landscape Around Lake Powell, USA – October 1st, 2012

36.9N 111.3W

October 1st, 2012 Category: Image of the day, Lakes

USA – September 16th, 2012

Visible amidst the red and pink hues of the surrounding landscape are the dark waters of Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It is the second largest man-made reservoir in maximum water capacity in the United States behind Lake Mead, storing 24,322,000 acre feet (3.0001×1010 m3) of water when full. Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam.

Lake Powell in Glen Canyon, USA

37.4N 110.5W

November 29th, 2011 Category: Lakes, Rivers

USA - November 21st, 2011

Lake Powell is a huge 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 (3.0001×1010 m3) of water when full.

Lake Powell was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam. Glen Canyon was carved by differential erosion from the Colorado River over an estimated 5 million years. The Colorado Plateau, through which the canyon cuts, arose some 11 million years ago. Within that plateau lie layers of rock from over 300 million years ago to the relatively recent volcanic activity.

Lake Powell in Glen Canyon, USA

36.8N 111.5W

May 26th, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - May 23rd, 2011

Glen Canyon is a canyon that is located in southeastern and south central Utah and northwestern Arizona within the Vermilion Cliffs area. It was carved by the Colorado River.

Here parts of the canyon appear almost black in color due to the waters of Lake Powell, a reservoir created in the canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam.

Great Salt Lake, Bear Lake and Lake Powell in Utah, USA

41.0N 112.4W

May 2nd, 2011 Category: Lakes

USA - April 15th, 2011

Several lakes can be observed in this image of Utah, USA. By the top edge, nestled among the snowy peaks of the Rocky Mountains is Bear Lake, a natural freshwater lake on the Utah-Idaho border.

Southwest of Bear Lake is the large Great Salt Lake. The lower half of this lake appears green while the upper half is brownish, due to the Lucin Cutoff, a causeway that limits mixing between the two halves.

Finally, at the bottom of the image is Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. The second largest man-made reservoir in the United States, it was created by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the controversial Glen Canyon Dam.

Lake Powell and Grand Canyon, USA – July 18th, 2010

37.4N 110.5W

July 18th, 2010 Category: Image of the day, Lakes, Rivers

USA - June 20th, 2010

USA - June 20th, 2010

Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, straddling the border between Utah and Arizona. It can be seen at the center of this image as a dark blue area surrounded by rose colored terrain.

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.

Upon opening the full image, another canyon can be seen in the lower left quadrant, extending westward from the western extreme of Lake Powell. This is the Grand Canyon, with the Colorado River flowing through the center.

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