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Lake Powell is draining due to climate change – what does this mean for the local environment?

An aerial view of Lake Powell

Lake Powell is the second-largest US reservoir. Image: REUTERS/Caitlin Ochs

Daniel Craig McCool
Professor Emeritus of Political Science, University of Utah
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A graph showing Lake Powell has shrunk in acre-feet.
Lake Powell has significantly shrunk in capacity since 1980. Image: The Conversation.

Lake Powell canyon with water and grass in-front of it.
This side canyon emerged in recent years as Lake Powell shrank. Image: The Conversation.

An Instagram post showing Lake Powell art on rocks.
There are 30 tribes in the Colorado River Basin. Image: The Conversation.

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