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Old 06-04-2004, 02:22 AM
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I just checked an old Lake Powell map... I was there Memorial day 1999... Lake level was 3680.7... it's now 93 feet lower.... it was 20 feet down from maximun level then... the spillway is 3700 feet... so... right now the lake level is 113 feet below maximum level... really scary....
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Another scary factor... The state of Colorado is threatening to create a project called "The big straw".. where the state will put in a small catch dam upstream from the confluence of the Green and Colorado river and divert the water to a pumping station and send it east toward their population centers that are growing.... ulp....

Whatever you do just leave the great lakes alone, the lake levels are finally up this year
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I read the other day that the lake has lost over half of it's water supply because the top 100' is approximately half of the total volume of the lake. The channel they dug several years ago to get out of Waweep is now rendered useless. The only way to get there or out is go by dam and around Antelope island. That's a whole lot of extra time when you rent or own a houseboat, not to mention the added fuel.
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I read the other day that the lake has lost over half of it's water supply because the top 100' is approximately half of the total volume of the lake. The channel they dug several years ago to get out of Waweep is now rendered useless. The only way to get there or out is go by dam and around Antelope island. That's a whole lot of extra time when you rent or own a houseboat, not to mention the added fuel.
Yeah... I've seen it low before where you had to stay in the main channel... but even with the water this low.. the main channel is still hundreds of feet deep....
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Old 06-04-2004, 11:33 AM
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Whatever you do just leave the great lakes alone, the lake levels are finally up this year
Trust me.... if it were economically feasible to run a pipeline to the great lakes for water... California's Dept of Water and Power would do it.... Remember .... we have the California aquaduct that brings water down from up in the Sierra Nevada watershed area...
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Hi,
I'm going the weekend of 6-10 / 6-14 I'll add some pics for ya..
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Heres a great website with a bunch of pictures of all the ramps and current updates with the water level at a elev of 3587, along with stuff form 03 when the level was at a elev of 3607, most items should look the same or worse. It looks like they have stepped up and lengthen alot of ramps, and most are accessiable. Just expect to look at alot of white rocks instead of red, at least at lake level.


http://www.wayneswords.com/primative.htm

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Here is another photo that is kind of cool.............the pics shown are from the uppermost areas of the lake, Hite bridge is whats shown. The bulk of boating and recreation happens at the southern end of the lake which still has plenty of water in it. History has shown drought is a cyclical occurance, it will refill in time.

First pic was of the upper portion in the lake in 02, and the second is in 03
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