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Falling water levels at Lake Powell continue to make access to boat ramps difficult

By Ron Dungan
Published: Friday, December 24, 2021 - 8:43am

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

Water levels at Lake Powell remain low, and Bureau of Reclamation projections indicate they will continue to drop.

As water levels have dropped, access to boat ramps on Lake Powell has become more difficult.

The agency recently closed the main spur ramp at Bullfrog to houseboats.

Smaller boats may launch at their own risk, but they too may soon be restricted.

The National Park Service says the problem is likely to continue as the reservoir falls, and that plans are in the works for longer boat ramps.

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