Title Lake Powell, United States
Released 08/02/2013 12:00 pm
Copyright USGS/ESA
Description
This Landsat image from 19 July 2011 shows Lake Powell, a reservoir on the Colorado River in the southwestern United States. Straddling the border of the states Utah (to the north) and Arizona (to the south), it is the second largest artificial lake in the country. The area to the north of Lake Powell is known as the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, and covers over 760 000 hectares. Appearing green in this false-colour image, the Kaiparowits Plateau makes up a significant portion of the Monument, with the Fiftymile mountain (dark green) separating it from the Escalante Canyons. Another feature of the Monument is the Grand Staircase – a sequence of sedimentary rock layers – part of which is visible in the lower-left corner.


Earth from Space: Canyon country

Published on Feb 8, 2013 by ESA

Earth from Space is presented by Kelsea Brennan-Wessels from the ESA Web-TV virtual studios.
In the fifty-third edition, discover Lake Powell and the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in the United States.

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