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FLAME_030526_04_STITCH.JPG: All of the dams here as everywhere are filling up with silt, something that they hope will take hundreds of years to finish happening and leaving the problem to subsequent generations. The Bureau of Land Management person here told me "It will be 400 to 500 years before the canyon completely fills up with silt. We'll both be long dead by then." It's someone else's worry. Sounds like some people's attitude toward federal deficits.
FLAME_030526_35.JPG: You can see how low the water is here. All but the green part of the island used to be covered. But drought and increased agricultural and human demand for water has dropped the water levels by 20 to 30 feet.
Wikipedia Description: Flaming Gorge Reservoir
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Flaming Gorge Reservoir is a reservoir in Wyoming and Utah, on the Green River, created by the Flaming Gorge Dam.
Construction on the Flaming Gorge Dam began in 1958 and was completed in 1964. The Reservoir stores 3,788,900 acre.ft (4.67 km≥) of water when measured at an elevation of 6040 feet (1,840 m) above sea-level (maximum).
The Reservoir is mainly in southwest Wyoming, and partially in northeastern Utah. The northern tip of the reservoir is just 10 miles southeast of Green River, Wyoming, 14 miles southwest of Rock Springs, Wyoming, and 43 miles (69 km) north of Vernal, Utah. The lake straddles the Utah-Wyoming border.
Foundation: Steep-sided narrow canyon composed of siliceous sandstone and hard quartzites inter-bedded with softer shales, siltstones, and argillates.
Visitors enjoy hiking, boating, fishing, waterbiking, windsurfing, and camping within Flaming Gorge National Recreational Area run by the U.S. Forest Service Ashley National Forest Service. Camp sites can be found close to the dam and along Highway 191 for a fee, as well as free throughout the area. The many available fish species in the reservoir and surrounding lakes are Colorado River Cutthroat Trout, Brown Trout, Rainbow Trout, Lake Trout, Kokanee Salmon, and Smallmouth Bass. The Green River is a popular spot for fishing, namely below the dam. The river's ice cold water and beautiful structure make it a world class, world renowned fly fishing stream.
From Rock Springs, Wyoming, take I-80 east to U.S. Highway 191 south, (63 miles (101 km) to the dam). From Vernal, Utah, take U.S. Highway 191 north for 43 miles (69 km). Flaming Gorge can be reached year-round.
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.
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