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Old 06-02-2004, 09:20 AM
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I was talking to a buddy of mine who lives out that way and he was telling me that Lake Powell is at an all time low and going lower.....I guess they didnt get much in the way of snow this year......Is the marina at Bull Frog now landlocked??? Does anyone have any pics??
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haven't been there lately (september last year) but i would say it's very low! i believe about 120 ft down from full. if memory serves correct, i think 3704 is completely full. latest data from may 31 shows 3587.17 and about 7000cfs positive inflow, so it sure isn't coming up very fast either! sorry no pictures though, i am still in brazil, will be for probably for another 3 weeks or so. but when i get back in the states i plan on making a trip down there to see it. i understand it's the lowest it's been since 1973 should be a cool sight. if no one has posted any pics by then i'll be sure and get some on here for ya.

LAKE POWELL

Date Elevation Content Inflow Release
(feet) (AF) (cfs) (cfs)

22-APR-04 3583.15 10211789 9275 11291
23-APR-04 3583.09 10206574 8786 11280
24-APR-04 3583.13 10210043 8498 10040
25-APR-04 3583.12 10209192 9148 9777
26-APR-04 3583.12 10209192 9873 11278
27-APR-04 3583.08 10205701 9513 11346
28-APR-04 3583.08 10205701 8804 11181
29-APR-04 3582.94 10193491 8261 11246
30-APR-04 3582.93 10192619 7894 11221
01-MAY-04 3582.91 10190876 8306 9268
02-MAY-04 3582.93 10192619 9032 9196
03-MAY-04 3582.94 10193491 9672 10036
04-MAY-04 3582.93 10192619 9509 10090
05-MAY-04 3582.93 10192619 9274 10289
06-MAY-04 3582.91 10190876 9616 10068
07-MAY-04 3582.92 10191748 11382 10092
08-MAY-04 3583.04 10202212 13200 8942
09-MAY-04 3583.16 10212662 14582 9075
10-MAY-04 3583.25 10220519 15636 10087
11-MAY-04 3583.47 10239723 16629 10081
12-MAY-04 3583.65 10255448 18073 10158
13-MAY-04 3583.94 10280830 20119 10132
14-MAY-04 3584.17 10300985 21407 10091
15-MAY-04 3584.43 10323803 20965 8980
16-MAY-04 3584.73 10350175 20371 9158
17-MAY-04 3584.99 10373063 19865 10026
18-MAY-04 3585.14 10386274 19355 10173
19-MAY-04 3585.30 10400400 18339 10241
20-MAY-04 3585.44 10412750 17778 10297
21-MAY-04 3585.59 10426015 17337 10188
22-MAY-04 3585.75 10440154 17845 9067
23-MAY-04 3585.91 10454307 18835 9100
24-MAY-04 3586.13 10473795 18684 10192
25-MAY-04 3586.34 10492439 17620 10190
26-MAY-04 3586.42 10499526 16680 10254
27-MAY-04 3586.55 10511083 16321 10242
28-MAY-04 3586.67 10521738 16249 9465
29-MAY-04 3586.86 10538656 16050 8062
30-MAY-04 3587.02 10552894 15740 7976
31-MAY-04 3587.17 10566253 15750 8938
01-JUN-04 --- --- --- ---

here are a couple links to the data:
http://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/24...jected_Ele.pdf

http://www.usbr.gov/uc/water/crsp/crsp_40_gc.html
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Saw a pic of launch ramp and seems you have to back 1/2 mi to get to water!!
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I've heard that if there are two more years of drought in the west... Lake Powell will just be a free flowing river again..... sad...
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I have heard that also.....unreal.......Does Las Vegas use water from Lake Powell??
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Default Re: Anyone been out to Lake Powell lately???

Was there last weekend. It is about the same as last summer but 2 of the ramps have been extended over the winter. It was going up at the rate of a foot per day. Still very low but hey its still a big body of water.
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Lake Powell, Lake Mead (wich is my back yard) and the Colorado River supply Las Vegas with water as well as California (using the most), Arizona, and Mexico.
They say it recovered from droughts like this before but not with this kind of usage.
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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....
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Lake Powell, Lake Mead (wich is my back yard) and the Colorado River supply Las Vegas with water as well as California (using the most), Arizona, and Mexico.
They say it recovered from droughts like this before but not with this kind of usage.
We're a thirsty bunch down here... we steal water from Northern California too......... ...
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Was there last weekend. It is about the same as last summer but 2 of the ramps have been extended over the winter. It was going up at the rate of a foot per day. Still very low but hey its still a big body of water.
Did you launch out of Wahweap?...
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