The water level at Lake Powell has sunk almost 100ft since the beginning of the current 19 year drought. In 2000 it was nearly full. .
💧Now Lake Powell is about 48 percent full, and Lake Mead is about 38 percent full. .
💧A big reason is that Lake Powell has been used to keep Lake Mead from sinking to an elevation of 1,075ft, the point at which the federal government must declare a water shortage under a 2007 agreement. This would cause mandatory water delivery cuts to the Lower Basin states, triggering widespread water rationing. .
💧The Colorado River system supplies water to about 40 million people and 6,300 square miles of farmland in seven states: Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
“Ours has been the first and, doubtless, will be the last party of whites to visit this profitless locality”
Who’s ridiculous quote is THAT?? 🙄😂 But really such a foreboding statement, as for too many people everything STILL is all about 💰💰💰
The Grand Canyon in 2019 will celebrate its 100th anniversary as a National Park. It now draws more than 6 million visitors a year.
President Woodrow Wilson signed legislation to create the park in 1919, but Teddy Roosevelt is credited for its early preservation as a game reserve and a National Monument.
He famously said: “Leave it as it is. You cannot improve on it. The ages have been at work on it, and man can only mar it.” . .
So true!!! 😍
Today we travelled 8hrs from Redlands CA to Page AZ to see Antelope Canyon and Horseshoe Bend tomorrow
We arrived with some daylight to spare so we thought we would check out Horseshoe Bend
Took some pics with about 10mins of daylight left
Hopefully back tomorrow for sunrise then Antelope Canyon at 11:30
Ugo Rondinone’s art installation in the middle on Nevada’s desert 🤩 Rondinone reflects an intersection between natural and artificial human nature using real rocks and neon colors ♥️ This installation invites visitors to stop in the middle of nowhere to contemplate movement and quietness ✨ #paolitainlasvegas
Decided this would be a great Thursday for a shot since I've been sharing my film shots. This was 2006, coming down Engineer pass on our dirt bikes towards Animas Forks. I shot this photo of my dad with an old Samsung point and shoot 35mm camera.