News for Page Lake Powell Arizona

News

 Breaking News

Ramp Will Close: Low Lake Levels

September 12
18:13 2013

Antelope Point launch ramp will close on September 23, 2013 to all launches with boat trailers due to low lake levels. A barricade will be placed at the lower portion of the ramp to allow for hand launching of kayaks, canoes, and other small vessels. Boaters should still be aware that while the ramp is open, launching at these water levels is not safe for all sizes of boats and launching is at your own risk. Parking is prohibited on the ramp and self-certification for mussels is still required for all vessels.

Lake Powell’s water levels plummeted in early 2005, according to the U.S. Department of the Interior Bureau of Reclamation, and the lowest water levels in this time series appear on April 2, 2005. In the latter half of the decade, precipitation was better, but still slightly below normal in the Upper Colorado River Basin. Except for year 2008, lake level began to get higher. While the lake was significantly higher in 2011 and 2012 than in 2005, a careful comparison of the side canyons reveals that the level was still not back to 1999 levels, when the lake was near full capacity.

A US Bureau of Reclamation report released last August forecast dramatic cuts next year in releases between the two main reservoirs on the Colorado River, the primary source of water for tens of millions of people across seven western states.

Current Articles

Coldwell BankerPage Mandarin Gourmet
Weather for Page, Arizona
Today Thursday Friday Saturday
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on April 23, 2014
Partly Cloudy
66°/46°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on April 24, 2014
Partly Cloudy
75°/52°
It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 11:00 PM MST on April 25, 2014
Partly Cloudy
77°/55°
It is forcast to be Chance of a Thunderstorm at 11:00 PM MST on April 26, 2014
Chance of a Thunderstorm
63°/48°
Advertise on LakePowellLife.com
Call Janet or Trent at 928-645-8181. You may email janet@kxaz.com or trent@kxaz.com

Web Design Services Contact kerry@kxaz or call Kerry at 928.645.8181. More info here.


  1. For radio, news, and advertising, visit our "Contact Us" page.

NEWS ARCHIVES

Facebook