Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Wahweap and Lake Powell

Lake Powell is situated between Utah and Arizona and is located on the Colorado River, near Page, Arizona.

Lake Powell is the second largest man-made reservoir in the United States. Wahweap marina is the place to launch boats.

Lake Powell is beautiful but it is also controversial. Lake Powell was caused by the flooding of Glen Canyon by the Glen Canyon Dam. Environmentalists today still think the Dam should disappear and the river should run freely.

Lake Powell is named for John Wesley Powell who explored the river in three wooden boats in 1869. He was an American Civil War veteran.

When the Glen Canyon Dam was built, it cost $155 million and 18 lives. Rainbow Bridge is a must see on Lake Powell and is the world's largest natural arch.

You can see travel photos of Colonia del Sacramento, Uruguay at Viva la Voyage.

18 comments:

brattcat said...

What an extraordinary landscape you capture here.

Thérèse said...

A matching sky and landscape!
Such colors. Unique.

Sharon said...

this is a fantastic photo. The sky is just amazing.

Ash said...

Brilliant landscape!

Gaelyn said...

The lake is beautiful, although I've never been on the water. I'll have to check out the marina as I always go to Lone Rock.

I agree that the dam should go and allow the Colorado River flow. The Navajo power plant makes more electricity than the dam does.

Don and Krise said...

Beautiful scene here. Nothing is paved. That's nice. ;-)

Jarart said...

You've captured the color of the rocks so well in all of the pictures in this series. Wonderful!

Memphis MOJO said...

You picked a good day to shoot -- the white fluffy clouds add to the shot to my eye. Nice job.

Is Lake Meade the largest?

Cezar and Léia said...

Another magnificent picture! Congrats!
Léia

Rob said...

Like in the movies! Fantastically raw and beautiful landscape! And what an interesting name, Wahweap. Does it actually mean something?

robert said...

This makes a decision tough, being a bird flying through your photograpy or becoming a fish to swim ... in any case, see you soon again...

Jacob said...

Superb photograph, Julie!

~Cheryl said...

Great photo! Have you been to Rainbow Bridge? We didn't make it so it's on our "Next Time" list!

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Thanks for the information.The shot is absolutely amazing and great !! Sky is fantastic..Thanks for sharing..Unseen Rajasthan

Bibi said...

I have been to Lake Powell, and it is indeed as lovely as your photo.

Marie-Noyale said...

What a gorgeous scenery!!!

pasadenaadjacent said...

weird but I haven't been here. I've been to Bisby, Jerome, grand canyon but never here.

warsawdailyphoto said...

Lake Powell is amazing. I was there in 1999 (where I met my Polish wife!) - the landscape is stunning. I had the chance to explore the canyons on a jetbike; the size and beauty of the rock formations are breathtaking. Lovely shots.

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