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Lake Powell about to hit all-time record low

Posted at 1:58 PM, Jul 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-23 16:21:45-04

PAGE, Arizona — Despite emergency releases of water from reservoirs upstream, Lake Powell will soon hit its lowest level since Glen Canyon Dam started trapping the Colorado River in 1963.

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Of course, it was lower than it is now until it filled in the late 1960s.

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The Bureau of Reclamation Thursday announced that the lake will soon drop below the record set in 2005, at a little more than 3,500 feet above sea level.

The bureau announced that Lake Powell could hit levels dangerously close to putting Glen Canyon dam infrastructure in Jeopardy.