(NASA Earth Observatory) World of Change: Water Level in Lake Powell

“The Colorado River flows from the Rocky Mountains in Colorado through the southwestern United States. Along its route, the river passes through an elaborate water-management system designed to tame the yearly floods from spring snowmelt and to provide a reliable supply of water for residents as far away as California. The system is appreciated for the water it supplies, but criticized for the environmental problems and cultural losses that have resulted from its creation…”

Read the entire article here: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/world-of-change/LakePowell