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Old 12-19-2007   #1
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Lower San Juan Waterfall Photo

This water fall was formed when Lake Mead deposited sediment during high water and then receedd, leaving the river in a different channel:

Re: San Juan Falls - Bill Zeglin *NM* *PIC*

Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Old 12-19-2007   #2
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One of my geology professors was doing his dissertation for his doctorate a while ago (years, I don't know how many... he's old) on the San Juan. He spent weeks on the river doing field work. When he floated past Clay Hills, few people if any, knew about it. He ended up running it when it was only a 6 or 7 foot drop, but it continued to get bigger. I think he said something about someone dying on it later that year. Now there's a sign at Clay Hills that says not to go any further. I guess it's around a 30' falls now, maybe more. Oh, and it's Reservoir Powell.

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Powell? No way!

We irrational revolutionary elements call it "Dominy Sump," after Floyd Dominy, a former federal powerbroker who is now smouldering in hell for his hydrological crimes.

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