A WILD REDHEAD TAMED--A brief history of the steps to contain and control the mighty Colorado River. Prior to man’s control of the Colorado River, it ran red, wild, and full of silt. Today we have the two largest man-made reservoirs in the U.S. on the Colorado River, an incomparable rafting experience in the Grand Canyon, and power and water for people living in the west. The crown jewel of the Colorado is without a doubt, Lake Powell. Read the history of each of Lake Powell’s canyons to enhance your Lake Powell visit and knowledge of the history of the Colorado River basin.
Pete Klocki, a retired businessman living in Dewey, Arizona is a life-long hunter, fisherman, and outdoorsman who began boating on Lake Powell in 1964 and continues to spend his leisure time on its waters yet today.
Tiffany Mapel lives in Durango, Colorado with her husband and daughter, and is a 25-year Lake Powell veteran. She is a dedicated volunteer in the Trash Tracker program, and also writes for Lake Powell Magazine. Her two favorite places to be are Lake Powell and the Grand Canyon.