Lake Powell water levels hit record lows, forcing off some houseboats
A thick, white band of newly exposed rock face stretches high above boaters’ heads at Lake Powell, creating a sharp contrast against the famous red desert terrain as their vessels weave through tight canyons that were once underwater. It’s a stark reminder of how far the water level has fallen at the massive reservoir on the Utah-Arizona border. Last year, it was more than 50 feet (15 meters) higher. The level at the popular destination for houseboat vacations is at a historic low amid a megadrought engulfing the U.S. West.
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