Photos: Colorado River aerials, October 2022

This page features aerial photos of the Colorado River entering Lake Powell in southern Utah near Hite Marina.

Just south of the inoperable Hite Marina lies an extended stretch of the Colorado River that was “buried” under Lake Powell for 50 years. This was the northernmost stretch of the reservoir, and the place where the river slowed and dropped its enormous cargo of silt from upstream. Now that the lake has receded southward, the river is once again flowing here. But it must cut a renewed path through 50 years of mud and silt, some of which is more than 100 feet deep.

DateOctober 16, 2022
LocationColorado River near Hite Marina, Utah (map)
CreditAlexander Heilner/The Water Desk with aerial support from LightHawk
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