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Photographer's Note

Quail Creek Lake is a human-made reservoir. When Mormon pioneers began to spread across and settle Utah, they would dam rivers and streams and then create a series of canals and waterways so that crops would have water throughout the year.

In this way, (and others) the West was tamed.

Now, it is sometimes difficult to find flowing rivers of any size. The once mighty Colorado River, for example used to pour into the Gulf of California. Now, it does not even make it that far, but falls short by approximately two miles.

We are dealing with a lot of problems caused by our ancestors, but I also feel that we are creating many more--and not out of necessity but out of convenience.

Still, this is a pretty place, and I noticed a lot of fun being had while I was there!

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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