Zach Podomore, Salt Lake Tribune- A waterfall could soon form on the Colorado River as Lake Powell drops.
A potential barrier to rafters, would a waterfall benefit endangered fish? An existing waterfall on the San Juan River provides some hints. Piute Farms Waterfall- Each spring on the brushy banks of the San Juan River, a bucket brigade assembles twice daily. Biological technicians with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service find their footing on wet riverside rocks and pass five-gallon buckets up the edge of an 18-foot waterfall near the Navajo Nation. The crews then carry the buckets a quarter-mile upstream by hand, following a path feral burros have forged through thickets of tamarisk in an area that Lake Powell once covered.