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Lake Powell, USA

37.0N 111.2W

May 28th, 2009 Category: Lakes

Lake Powell, USA - May 11th, 2009

Lake Powell, USA - May 11th, 2009

Lake Powell is a reservoir on the Colorado River, appearing here as a black band straddling the reddish lands of the border between Utah and Arizona.

It is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States, 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.

Lake Powell serves as a storage facility for the Upper Basin states of the Colorado River Compact (Colorado, Utah, Wyoming, and New Mexico).

The Compact specifies that the Upper Basin states are to provide a minimum annual flow of 8.23 million acre feet (10 km³) to the Lower Basin states (Arizona, Nevada, and California).

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