Blue water of the impounded Colorado River snakes through red and white sandstone, with a city in the foreground

In the foreground of this aerial photo, the city of Page, Arizona and the now-closed Navajo Generating Station on the Navajo Nation illustrate the extent of large surface reservoirs such as Lake Powell in the Southwest. The Glen Canyon Dam holds back the waters of the Colorado River to form the reservoir; water is released through the dam to generate electricity as it is needed downstream. 

Unaltered photo by Doc Searles. Used via a Creative Commons License (CC-BY-2.0), via Flickr.

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