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Lake Powell's receding shoreline is exposing ‘a portion of paradise’ beneath

Headlines about the once-in-a-millennial megadrought that we’re experiencing in the Southwest mostly center around water cutbacks, negotiations over water deals, and the future of development in this arid region. But Annette McGivney wants to draw our attention to another, maybe even positive side of the story. 

McGivney is a longtime writer in the region, and in her  latest piece for The Guardian, she documents the long history of the country’s second-largest reservoir, Lake Powell, and how its receding shorelines are now exposing a landscape not seen in more than 50 years.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The story has been updated to correct the spelling of Annette McGivney's name. 

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