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PAGE, Ariz. — You've probably read the reports: Lake Powell's water levels are dangerously low. So low, in fact, that docks all around the lake have been closed. Despite it all, local business owners who depend on tourism and lake recreation have one thing to say: We're still open for business.
"The media coverage we've gotten so far is worse than the low water levels, in my opinion," Judy Franz, executive director of the Page Lake Powell Chamber of Commerce, told St. George News. "I get calls everyday from people who want to know if there's still water in the lake and whether or not businesses are open. My answer to both is, 'Yes!'"
As Lake Powell's waters dipped to historic lows this year, Franz said that members of the national media have grown increasingly interested in what's happening in Page, Arizona.
A CNN headline from April read, "There is no water. See what Lake Powell looks like today." As an example, the reporter showed footage of Lone Rock, a formerly popular swimming destination that is no longer surrounded by the lake's waters.