Colorado Favorite: Depressing Photos Reveal Utah’s Lake Powell is in Dire Need for Water
One of Colorado's favorite vacation spots, Utah's Lake Powell, is suffering from extreme drought conditions. The second-largest reservoir in the United States is at its lowest level ever recorded.
The low levels of the manmade lake is not only affecting water users below the lake, it's also affecting water levels in reservoirs above the lake. Blue Mesa Reservoir in Colorado is mandated to send water downriver to help alleviate Powell's need for water.
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Scroll through the images below to see just how bad things are for Lake Powell.
Dramatic Photos Show the Severe Drought at Lake Powell
Lake Powell is definitely struggling with water levels measuring over 50 feet below 2020's level. These images show just how badly the manmade lake in Utah needs water.
How Low Is the Water Level At Blue Mesa Reservoir?
As the extreme drought continues in western Colorado, the effects can be seen in Colorado lakes and reservoirs like the ever-popular Blue Mesa Reservoir. The lake is still being used for recreation, but you can clearly see how low the water level is in these photos taken just a few days ago.