Lake Powell reaches its annual peak • Earth.com

Last update: October 20th, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory features Lake Powell, the second largest water reservoir in the United States, which is spread out across southeastern Utah and northeastern Arizona.

The lake received a boost of meltwater from heavy snowfall in the Rocky Mountains earlier this year. However, the effects of global warming, long-term droughts, and increased water demand have left the lake much lower than its full capacity.

This image shows Lake Powell near its annual peak on August 31, 2019.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory 

 

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