Sunday, June 25, 2023

Colorado River at Phantom Ranch 2022 vs 2023

These are two pictures I took of Boat Beach, near Phantom Ranch in the bottom of the Grand Canyon, one late April 2022 and one a year later, early May 2023.  

They're not from exactly the same place (even if I'd tried harder to do that, I would have had to stand IN the water the second picture).  Look at that rock out in the water with the tree growing out of it.  Then compare to the bottom picture.  There's an interesting difference in color, clarity, and level of water.  

A couple of weeks before the second pictures, they'd purposely released a lot of water from Glen Canyon Dam.  I think this was one of the results.  We'd also had a record year for winter rain and snow.  All I know for sure is that the difference was amazing.

April 27, 2022:
May 8, 2023:

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