Over 20 million people living in the Southwest U.S. depend upon
Lake Powell for an ensured water supply and their economic well
Lake Powell is the 2nd largest reservoir in the United States,
capable of storing 24.3 million acre-feet of water, which eliminates
the need for severe water rationing during times of drought.
Water flowing through Glen Canyon Dam provides a valuable source
of hydroelectricity, important to the stability of the western grid
electrical system and an important source of revenue to the federal
government for the repayment of irrigation projects in the Upper
Basin of the Colorado River.
In addition, Lake Powell is considered by many to be
the most beautiful lake in the world, with sandstone canyons and 96
major tributaries awaiting exploration.
(Every Boater Please
All visitors bringing boats into Glen Canyon
National Recreation Area will be required to display a certificate
on their dashboard stating their boat is free of zebra or quagga
Certificate of Cleanliness