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Lake Powell

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Lake Powell was formed by the Glen Canyon Dam, built at Page, Arizona in 1963; it is just upriver from the Grand Canyon. Although a portion of the Lake is in Arizona, most of it is in Utah.
It is the second largest man-made lake in the US, almost 200 miles long (322km) with a coastline of nearly 2000 miles (3219km). Ninety six major side canyons twist into the main channel of the Lake; some are 15-20 miles long (24-32km).

The dominant formation is Navajo sandstone, made of ancient sand dunes hardened into rock by pressure from deposits above them. The deposits eventually wore away and exposed the sandstone, which has been sculptured by water, wind, and time into the current formations. The brilliant red, pink, and brown canyon walls can rise hundreds of feet straight up.
Sunset
Sunset
Dark clouds
Dark clouds
Reflection
Reflection
Storm coming
Storm coming
Two houseboats
Two houseboats
Houseboat
Houseboat
Reflection 2
Reflection 2
Monument
Monument
Mountain on Lake Powell
Mountain on Lake Powell
Mountain painting
Mountain painting
Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge
Lake and cliffs
Lake and cliffs
Branches
Branches
Sailboat
Sailboat
Red canyon walls
Red canyon walls
The vast Lake
The vast Lake
Tree
Tree
Rock face
Rock face
Narrow canyon
Narrow canyon
Storms
Storms
Tree and green water
Tree and green water
Canyon wall
Canyon wall
Houseboat in cove
Houseboat in cove
Sculpted rocks
Sculpted rocks
Rainbow Bridge
Rainbow Bridge
Home
Home
Hole in the wall
Hole in the wall
Kayaks on the Lake
Kayaks on the Lake
Canyon wall
Canyon wall
Rock wall
Rock wall
Side canyon
Side canyon
Sitting on the rocks at Lake Powell
Sitting on the rocks at Lake Powell
Rock detail
Rock detail
Sunset
Sunset
Lake Powell panorama
Lake Powell panorama
Side canyon2
Side canyon2
Enjoying the quiet, and the wine
Enjoying the quiet, and the wine
Twisted rock
Twisted rock
Our campsite
Our campsite
Rainbow
Rainbow
Lake and sky
Lake and sky
Reflections
Reflections
Lake Powell Black and White
Lake Powell Black and White
Wall of rocks
Wall of rocks
On the Lake
On the Lake
Fishing
Fishing
Houseboat in cove
Houseboat in cove
Late afternoon
Late afternoon
Enjoying the Lake
Enjoying the Lake
Capn' Steve
Capn' Steve
Side canyon
Side canyon
Hole in the roof
Hole in the roof
Trees
Trees
Canyon wall
Canyon wall
Asleep at the helm
Asleep at the helm
Green oasis
Green oasis
Red canyon walls
Red canyon walls
Houseboat in cove
Houseboat in cove
Passage
Passage
Patterned wall
Patterned wall