Thursday, October 16, 2014

Low Water

Lake Powell Low water.
Cooling in the shade
Of high desert mesa
Though water abounds

The last decade has been rough for a key reservoir in the intricate water storage system that sustains much of the American Southwest. Lake Powell, a meandering network of flooded canyons in southern Utah, has seen inflow rates from its key tributaries dwindle due to severe drought. Inflow between 2000 and 2012 has been the lowest 13-year period on record since the lake was created in 1963. ~ Bernard

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