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James Kay
Exploring Glen Canyon

Beginning in the year 2000, a severe drought reduced the annual snowfall in the Rocky Mountains of the American West. As a result, by April 2005, the water volume in Lake Powell had been reduced by 68% and its surface elevation had dropped 145 feet. The legendary canyons of Glen Canyon, which were flooded after the construction of Glen Canyon Dam in 1963, began to re-emerge. The images in this gallery showcase these “lost” canyons of Glen.


Now Available in Bookstores:
Resurrection – Glen Canyon and a New Vision for the American West
By Annette McGivney with photographs by James Kay
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Jim's Glen Canyon articles in Outdoor Photographer Magazine April 2006   December 2008

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Utah photographer James Kay has photos of Glen Canyon and Lake Powell and the drought which has caused many of the canyons of Glen Canyon and Lake Powell to re-emerge into the light of day for the first time in over 40 years. These photos of Glen Canyon National Recreation Area on the Colorado Plateau of Utah show the effects of the drought which began in the year 2000. These photographs may be ordered for stock photography usage. Photographs included here: Twilight Canyon, Cascade Canyon, Cathedral in the Desert, Clear Creek Canyon, Escalante Canyon, Fifty Mile Gulch, Davis Gulch, Forty Mile Gulch, Glen Canyon, Face Canyon, Wetherill Canyon, Seven Mile Canyon, Smith Fork Canyon, Secret Canyon, Hite Overlook, Colorado River, Narrow Canyon, Hite, Ticaboo Canyon, kayaking, slot Canyons & stock photos.