Lake Cyn as Powell reservoir recedes

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The Most Changed West   Return to contest page »

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Falling water levels in Lake Powell leave behind great walls of silt in Lake Canyon, which is recovering. Note the bathtub ring high on the slickrock.

My Photo Vote
Sep 29, 2010 10:36 AM
I voted for this photo because it is a pointed reminder of man's ability to change nature and the civilization of the West, but also of nature's ability to potentially change itself back to pre-development times. Or, perhaps, does the continuing lack of water to fill this reservoir reflect man's continuing effect on nature?