Songs of the Dammed

Glen Canyon, the storied landscape that Lake Powell began submerging 60 years ago, is now, in a sense, being reborn. Every foot that the reservoir falls slowly reveals pieces of the landscape-that-was: natural bridges, sleek walls, spindly towers. And between their narrow defiles of sandstone, the re-emerging side canyons now teem with cottonwood trees, willow groves, and brilliant wildflowers.