May 252011
 

Even with the windy, cooling trend ahead for this weekend, you might be thinking about going to Lake Powell. If you show up on Friday, you can expect things to look much different by Monday. Right now, the water level is raising about 6 inches per day. This rate could increase. So you should think ahead; 18 inches of water level can dramatically change your campsite/anchorage’s appearance and functionality.

The cooler than normal May temperatures and the recent storms have dramatically increased the snow pack above Lake Powell.

Snow pack above Lake Powell - snowpack.water-data.com

Snow pack above Lake Powell - snowpack.water-data.com

This has prompted a change in the peak level for the summer. The Bureau of Reclamation is still planning on generating lots of electricity by running all their generators as they fill Lake Mead. That’s 40 megawatts! Still, the peak level may reach 15-20 feet above last year’s peak. This could make it the highest level since 2001.

 

Lake Powell water level projection. Bureau of Reclamation

Lake Powell water level projection. Bureau of Reclamation

 

Stu

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