Lake Powell

Quagga Mussels on the Rise in Lake Powell

Mar 23, 2016
National Park Service

Officials at Lake Powell are concerned with the increasing number of invasive quagga mussels in the lake. Arizona Public Radio’s Justin Regan reports.


NPS

Snowpack in the mountains that feeds the Colorado River is slightly above the long-term average this winter — welcome news in the drought-stricken Southwest.

 

But water and weather experts said Tuesday it's too early to predict how deep the snow will get or how much of it will make its way into the river and on to Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona, one of two major reservoirs on the Colorado.

 

US Department of Interior

The public comment period is open for a proposed pipeline that would carry water from Lake Powell to southern Utah.


State environment officials say tourists heading to Lake Powell for the Labor Day holiday need not worry about the quality of the water following a mine spill.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released the results of dozens of water tests following the Gold King Mine spill last month. The tests were conducted at sites on Animas and San Juan rivers, other tributaries, on Lake Powell, and near the City of Page as recently as Aug. 25. 

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