PHOTOS: Drought Conditions Led To 'Extraordinary Discovery' In Lake Powell

By Ginny Reese

April 22, 2021

Much of the Southwestern United States is being plagued with extreme drought conditions, which has lead to shockingly low water levels in lakes and rivers.

Yahoo! News reported that the "historically low water levels" at Lake Powell led one group to discover something really fascinating.

Lake Powell is a man-made water reservoir on the Colorado River in Utah and Arizona. Because drought conditions are so extreme, the water levels are far below normal, allowing visitors to find some really cool things.

Liz Bowles, along with her friends and family, discovered a shipwrecked boat that was sticking out in the open air.

Bowles told iHeart:

"We went down for a fishing trip and when the fishing was slow we went exploring. We had seen the boat before, but we had never seen the boat all the way out of the water."

There were many items found along with the boat, like the keys in a small tin box, silverware, and old shoes.

Bowles shared photos in the Facebook Group "Exploring Utah." The post read:

"Lake Powell is so low right now that we were able to see a boat that was previously sunk. We found the hide-a-key and a few of the boat owners' personal belongings."

Officials are predicting that Lake Powell will fall to "historically low levels and trigger an official shortage declaration for the first time."

Photos: Liz Bowles

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