Discovering the Hidden Gem of Lake Powell's Record Low Water Levels

Discovering the Hidden Gem of Lake Powell's Record Low Water Levels

As the water recedes, a spectacular landscape of deep red-rock canyons is emerging.

Environmentalists have dubbed it a "lost national park."

Side canyons that have been de-watered for years are starting to see the return of ecosystems on an unprecedented scale.

Jack Stauss, the outreach coordinator for Glen Canyon Institute, invited a small group to chronicle its historically low water levels.

Sauss walked along a muddy creek bed at the bottom of one of those canyons, referring to it as the "moon zone."

All around our feet, the shallow water teems with life.

Len Necefer, a member of the Navajo Nation, commented that "nature bats last."

The receding water has thrown a curveball to Lake Powell's powerhouse recreation industry.

However, the drop in water levels revealed a spectacular landscape that has to be seen to be believed.

A natural stone arch, once completely submerged, is now so high above the water that you can drive a boat underneath.

Lake Powell's record low water levels have uncovered a hidden gem that is a must-visit for nature enthusiasts.

However, this is not a matter of celebration!

The record low water levels at Lake Powell are a stark reminder of how climate change is impacting our water supply and natural landscapes.

Let's take action to combat climate change and protect our natural wonders like Lake Powell before it's too late.