Lake Powell to get boost

SALT LAKE CITY – Snowmelt will raise half-empty Lake Powell by 50 feet, opening a notable shortcut for boaters for the first time in five years, the Bureau of Reclamation says.

The Castle Rock cut, still a stretch of exposed rock, will let houseboats reach the most popular beaches and Rainbow Bridge National Monument more quickly from Wahweap Marina by shaving a dozen miles off the trip.

The peninsula is expected to be covered with enough water for boating by mid-June.

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Source : The New York Times (Associated Press)

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