Earth Science Photo Of The Day..!!! 5-01-2012

La Gorce Arch, Lake Powell, Utah

PhotographerThomas McGuire 
Summary AuthorThomas McGuire 

Lake Powell on the Colorado River was created with the completion of the Glen Canyon Dam in 1963. In terms of water volume, it's the second largest reservoir in the United States and stores a major portion of fresh water reserves for seven states of the American Southwest. It was named after explorer and geologist, John Wesley Powell, a Civil War veteran who first descended the treacherous canyons of the Colorado River in 1869, in what is now Utah.


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