Lake Powell in northern Arizona rising steadily

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 11, 2014 at 6:01 p.m.

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

PAGE, Ariz. (AP) — Lake Powell in northern Arizona is steadily rising, opening up access for bigger boats to popular tourist spots in spring.

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says the water levels are expected to rise one foot per day through June, bringing the lake up to 40 feet higher than its lowest point this year.

Lake levels typically drop in the winter and rise again in the spring as melting snow makes its way to the reservoir.

Bureau engineer Katrina Grantz says what's considered normal runoff has been scarce since 2000. Even with the steady rise, the lake is well below its 50-year average.

The rising waters have expanded passages to Rainbow Bridge in far southern Utah and to Navajo Canyon. Three concrete launch ramps also are open.

Copyright © The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

The Associated Press


    Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
    By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

    KSL Weather Forecast