David Sloma, vice president of operations for Lake Powell Resorts and Marinas said, “We are expecting the lake to rise a foot a day for the next two months as the rest of the snow melts and feeds Lake Powell. The higher water levels are opening hundreds of Lake Powell’s back canyons to boats, giving visitors access to areas that have not been accessible for ten years!”
Visitors to Lake Powell this year will find more places to explore and to beach houseboats. The lake’s high levels will provide optimal boating conditions throughout the season. Popular fishing areas such as Farley and Cooper Canyons are also expected to be accessible.
Lake Powell’s rising water level is a result of the long and wet winter this year. An above-average snowpack, with late snows and unseasonably cold weather has lead to a slower melt than usual. As of May, the snowpack that feeds Lake Powell was 30 percent higher than average, with only 50 percent of the accumulated snowpack melted.
For more information about current conditions, go to www.lakepowell.com.