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John Wesley Powell at his desk—same desk used by the USGS Director today via the USGS
John Wesley Powell
John Wesley Powell replica. Photo credit: Greg Hobbs
John Wesley Powell’s recommendation for political boundaries in the west by watershed
Nearly the full length of Lake Powell on the Colorado River in southern Utah and northern Arizona is visible in this photograph shot by an astronaut aboard the International Space Station, on Sept. 6, 2016. The view is toward the southwest. Water flow is from the lower right toward the top. (Source: NASA Earth Observatory)