Water levels are falling on Lake Powell. That's a concern for Page's economy

By Mark Brodie
Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 12:44pm

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Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp at Lake Powell
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Water level continues to drop at Antelope Point Public Launch Ramp at Lake Powell in June 2021.

Decreasing water levels on the Colorado River and in Lakes Mead and Powell have obvious implications for water use and energy generation in the West. But for communities along those bodies of water — some of whose economies rely on tourists in boats — there are also economic impacts, as well.

Gregg Martinez is economic development coordinator for the city of Page, which is minutes from Lake Powell. The Show spoke with him about how lakes with lower water levels are impacting Page's economy.

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