13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Huge areas of dry ground (background) which would be under water when the lake is full are seen at Lake Powell near Page, Arizona, May 26, 2015. The white line on the island is the high water mark. Lake Powell on the Colorado River provides water for Nevada, Arizona and California. A severe drought in recent years, combined with withdrawals that many believe are not sustainable, has reduced its levels to only about 42 percent of its capacity.
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