“Glen Canyon is talking back”

Posted on | August 27, 2009 | No Comments

Huge Cthedral in Clear Creek Canyon, once submerged, is visible again at Lake Powell near Page, AZ. Photo: David McNew/Getty“I don’t know that there’s very many people in the world who want to kiss, love, hug, lick, touch, and talk to sandstone,” says 89-year-old Katie Lee, as she sums up the loss she felt when the 170-mile Glen Canyon in Arizona was dammed in 1965. The Colorado River backed up, creating one of the largest reservoirs in the United States, Lake Powell, etching about 2,000 miles of shoreline as it flooded the main canyon and nearly 200 side canyons.

… To read more from a purely magical story in the environment pages of the Christian Science Monitor, click here.

Via the Great Basin Water Network and Aquafornia.

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