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Impacts of Lower Water Levels

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Date: August 23, 2013

Page, AZ – 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.  The deepest launch ramp at Lake Powell continues to be Wahweap main ramp.  Different boat/trailer combinations require varying depths of water, so remember to assess the water depth for your boat before launching.

“We had a similar issue nearly a decade ago,” said Superintendent Todd Brindle.  “We will continue to provide access to the water for the boating public as long as we can, but ask that everyone be careful - launching is at your own risk.”

The boat pump-out at Stateline ramp is currently out of service, also due to the lower water levels.  The station will require additional lift pumps before it can reopen.  Pump-outs at Wahweap main ramp remain open.

The Bureau of Reclamation’s August 24-Month Study indicates that lake levels may continue to drop over the next two years, with the lowest predictions in March 2015 at approximately 3536 ft.  The current lake level is about 3590 ft. and full pool is 3700 ft.

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Live to Play Another Day - BE SAFE!

Are you too close for comfort? Slow down and make no waves when 150 feet (46 m) from other vessels, people, or shore.