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2008-07-04 15:00:24

By Patty Henetz, The Salt Lake Tribune Jul. 4--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 you can see the 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...

2008-07-04 09:00:23

PAGE, Ariz. -- The search continues for a man believed to have drowned near Lake Powell. The National Park Service said Thursday that they are searching an area near Piute Farms within the Glen Canyon National Recreation Area for Benjamin Saltwater, 23, of Kayenta, Ariz. Saltwater disappeared on June 25 while swimming with friends on the San Juan River near the Navajo Reservation. The Navajo Nation Police Department is helping to coordinate river patrols in the search. (c) 2008 Deseret...

2008-06-30 06:02:23

By Tom Wharton and Lindsay Whitehurst, The Salt Lake Tribune Jun. 30--Eric Baal, 37, worked as a carpenter and had helped to build many of the cabins on Cedar Mountain. On May 29, he took a break from work near Hurricane to go for a swim at Sand Hollow Reservoir, his sister Lousia Rozycki said. Baal and three friends made for an island about 160 yards from shore, Sand Hollow manager Laura Melling said at the time. About 100 yards in, he began struggling in the water and slipped under the...

2008-06-17 09:00:32

PAGE, Ariz., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Lake Powell Resorts & Marinas, an ARAMARK-managed property, today announced that Castle Rock Cut ("Cut"), a well-known 12-mile shortcut on Lake Powell, has opened for the first time in more than five years. The Cut, which provides a much quicker passage from Wahweap Marina to popular uplake destinations such as Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Padre Bay and Warm Creek Bay, became navigable to houseboats on June 10, and is expected to remain open...

2008-06-14 12:00:12

Lake Powell's elevation reached 3,620 feet Wednesday and is expected to continue rising. At this elevation, boat passage on the Castle Rock Cut has been deemed safe. Glen Canyon National Recreation Area announced the official opening to boat travel Friday. Castle Rock Cut has been closed since 2003 due to low water levels. However, with the reopening, boaters will be able to travel between Wahweap and Warm Creek bays to reach popular upper-lake destinations, saving a 12-mile trip through...

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2008-02-12 15:15:00

Analysis of current and scheduled use and human-induced climate change sparks urgent warning from researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San DiegoThere is a 50 percent chance Lake Mead, a key source of water for millions of people in the southwestern United States, will be dry by 2021 if climate changes as expected and future water usage is not curtailed, according to a pair of researchers at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego. Without Lake Mead and neighboring...

2007-04-22 19:09:42

By Copyright 2007 Deseret Morning News By Lee Davidson Deseret Morning News Lake Powell's blue water, winding red-rock canyons and sandy beaches form a vacation paradise for nearly 2 million visitors a year. But beware. More serious recreational boating accidents occur there than at any of the Great Lakes, the Mississippi River or even the Pacific Ocean's U.S. coast. In fact, Lake Powell recorded the sixth highest rate of boating accidents of any body of water in America since 1995....

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2005-03-08 07:28:05

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- The number of juvenile endangered fish recovered in the Colorado River declined dramatically after officials flooded the Grand Canyon in an effort to aid them and their fragile ecosystem. But scientists aren't sure what the fish decline means or why it happened. "We're trying to get the same answer," said Jeff Lovich, chief of the Grand Canyon Monitoring and Research Center in Flagstaff. "We don't know what their fate is." Following a 90-hour experimental water release...


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