With Lake Powell 100 feet below “full pool” elevation of 3700 feet above sea level, the main short cut up lake from the south shore has been closed. Brown Brothers Construction has been busy excavating over 70,000 cubic yards of dirt from the Castle Rock Cut for the past six weeks and is close to being done. As the lake begins to rise with the spring runoff flows, the newly deepened Cut will once again allow boaters and tour operators easier access to the majority of Lake Powell.
My son, David, had the opportunity to go first hand look at the work being done on The Cut and shared this photo. (Click the photo twice for the full size image)
This photo was taken by my daughter, Ashley, a couple of weeks ago from a scenic flight she was on over the lake.