• From Alstrom Point you can see Gunsight Butte, Padre Bay, and Navajo Mountain

    Glen Canyon

    National Recreation Area AZ,UT

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  • Launch at your own risk!

    The public is asked to use extreme caution when using the public launch ramps at Lake Powell. The decrease in water levels has reduced the depth of water in these areas, creating shallow water on the ramps with steep drop-offs. More »

  • Bullfrog Launch Ramp Construction

    Bullfrog Main lunch ramp is CLOSED for construction. All boats may use the temporary ramp located on the spit to launch and retrieve.

Sedimentation

Hite
At Hite, sediment is deposited into Lake Powell
 

Where rivers enter Lake Powell, large amounts of sediment are deposited. Near Hite, where the Colorado River enters the lake, approximately 150 feet of sediment has accumulated. The dynamics of the sedimentation processes in Lake Powell are being explored lake-wide through cooperation with Duke University, University of New Brunswick, Northern Arizona University, and the Bureau of Reclamation. Surveys of the lake bottom have recently been completed for the main channel and the San Juan channel of the lake.

Information on the sediment mapping

As the elevation of the lake surface fluctuates, sediment that has accumulated at the inflow deltas can be re-suspended into the water and impact water quality. A cooperative study between the U.S. Geological Service and the National Park Service was conducted to monitor for a wide range of potential contaminates. Results indicated only very low levels of contaminates.

Final Report

Did You Know?

Live to Play Another Day - BE SAFE!

It takes two to tango, but three to ski: driver, skier, and observer. Keep a brilliant orange flag up when someone's in the water. Never ski after dark.