Lake Powell water levels rise, uplifting tourism

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May 12, 2023 — Lake Powell is receiving the benefits from this winter’s above-average snowpack.

Utah’s Fox 13Opens in a new tab. reports that Antelope Point Marina is anticipating lake levels will rise 50 feet by the summer, while also citing concerns from experts that one good winter will not solve long term problems caused by drought. Fox 13 writesOpens in a new tab., “Lake Powell is currently almost 200 feet below capacity close to the ‘minimum power pool,’ the point where the lake can no longer produce hydropower. The Bureau of Reclamation recently put out a study, acknowledging the drought is causing lake levels to drop, and proposing alternatives, like bypassing the power plant and investing in wind or solar power.”

With increasing water levels, boat ramps are opening and expected to open throughout the summerOpens in a new tab., which is good news for local businesses that rely on tourism.


Since 1995, Deborah has owned and operated LegalTech LLC with a focus on water rights. Before moving to Arizona in 1986, she worked as a quality control analyst for Honeywell and in commercial real estate, both in Texas. She learned about Arizona's water rights from the late and great attorney Michael Brophy of Ryley, Carlock & Applewhite. Her side interests are writing (and reading), Wordpress programming and much more.

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