Glen Canyon, which is part of the massive canyons in Arizona and Utah, is where Horseshoe Bend is located. Edward Abbey, American author and environmentalist wrote that Glen Canyon was “a portion of earth’s original paradise.”
Many fail to realize, the water in this particular area was once much deeper.
In 1963, a dam was created to form Lake Powell as a reservoir. One of the goals at that time was to create hydroelectricity.
Since that time, numerous groups have asked for the dam to be removed allowing for the waterway to return to its natural stated.
Prior to construction of the dam, archaeologist conducted extensive surveys of the canyon in that area finding Native American tools, knives, ceremonial sites, graves, and more.
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