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2014-03-31 23:04:39

Naturalist Journeys announces a landscape, wildlife and birding tour to the Grand Canyon and four other Southwestern National Parks September 18-27, 2014. Tour participants enjoy a living classroom for studying geology, geography, birding, and nature as they travel with expert guides. Salt Lake City, UT (PRWEB) March 31, 2014 Grand Canyon, Bryce, Zion, Capitol Reef, and Grand Staircase-Escalante are national parks and monuments visited by top birding and wildlife company Naturalist...

2011-06-28 11:00:00

PAGE, Ariz., June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Summer visitors to Lake Powell will experience water levels last seen ten years ago, according to a new report by the Bureau of Reclamation. The report predicts water levels to be 3,665 feet above sea level by mid-August, a level not seen since 2001. In the last two months, the nation's second largest man-made lake has added 28 feet of water elevation with half of the snowpack still left to melt. This excess snowmelt is creating more areas to...

2011-01-26 15:18:00

PAGE, Ariz., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concerns about the difficulty of operating and navigating a houseboat are two of the main reasons why travelers put their dreams of a houseboating vacation on hold, according to a recent focus group of potential houseboaters by Brand Outlook. To help overcome these uncertainties, Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas is bringing back its popular Introduction to Houseboating weekend for a second year. The affordable and fun program is designed to...

2009-05-27 08:02:00

Summer Golf Package Offers Value and Luxury ST. GEORGE, Utah, May 27 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer vacation travelers are looking for the best value for their dollar. With the Inn at Entrada's Summer Golf Package they will experience world-class golf and luxury accommodations at an unbeatable price. At the Inn, guests become temporary members of the private Entrada at Snow Canyon Country Club, home of the #1 rated year-round Best Course in Utah. Managed by the world's leading golf...

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2008-11-20 13:09:51

Unwanted zebra mussels have appeared in Utah's Electric Lake, to the surprise of many state wildlife officials who reported on the invasive mussels' presence on Wednesday. Officials expected the mussels to show up at Lake Powell first, rather than Electric Lake because it's a high-elevation lake with relatively few boaters. Boaters are often blamed for unknowingly carrying mussels into the lake from other bodies of water. The mussels "showed up in one of the least-expected places," said...

2008-09-23 09:00:36

A Seattle man fell from the bow of a moving boat into Lake Powell, and rescue workers are still searching for him, according to the National Park Service. Luke Rogers, 19, was standing on the bow seat of a powerboat on Saturday while it was moving. When the person operating the boat slowed it down, Rogers was thrown into the water. After hearing a thud, the person operating the boat and another passenger looked for Rogers and called for help on the marine band radio. The Glen Canyon...

2008-09-01 03:00:11

By Hazlehurst, John During an interview with the Pueblo Chieftain's Charles Ashby, Sen. John McCain said that he supported the "renegotiation" of the 1922 interstate compact, which governs the distribution of the waters of the Colorado River among the seven states that border the river. McCain was clear about the reasons: population growth in the lower basin states, specifically Arizona, Nevada, and California. Colorado politicians from both parties responded with rage. Both U.S....

2008-08-11 09:00:54

PHOENIX (AP) -- Lake Powell has reached its highest level in six years, a sign that the Colorado River is recovering from one of the worst dry spells on record. The giant reservoir that straddles the Arizona-Utah line hit its peak for the year late last month, 45 feet higher than it was in March before the river swelled with melted snow from the wettest winter on the Colorado watershed in a decade. The runoff boosted water storage for Arizona and the other states that rely on the Colorado...

2008-07-19 12:00:28

From $800 million to just over $1 billion -- that's how much of a jump there is in the latest construction cost estimate for the Lake Powell pipeline project, the Utah Department of Natural Resources announced Friday. The latest number comes closer to the $2 billion that critics of the project say the pipeline will cost. "Costs have risen sharply over the past several years, as they have for similar major construction projects nationwide," Utah Division of Water Resources director Dennis...

2008-07-05 06:00:12

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 5--BAKER, Nev. -- On moonless nights here in the Utah-Nevada borderlands of Snake Valley, the naked eye can see five planets, countless stars and the great swath of the Milky Way. Climb the hill to Great Basin National Park and one can see the nighttime glow of Las Vegas, whose leaders say their sprawling city must have the water under Snake Valley -- or wither and die. And they are coming for it, making plans for a 285-mile pipeline to tap the...


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