POTD October 18, 2013: Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Bryce Canyon National Park, Garfield County, Utah
Photographer: Tyler Knudsen
Water plunges over a dolomite ledge within the otherwise easily erodible limestone of the Eocene-age Claron Formation in Water Canyon. A canal (the “Tropic Ditch”) diverts water from the East Fork of the Sevier River seven miles across the Paunsaugunt Plateau divide to the head of Water Canyon, creating a steady flow during the summer and fall that is vital to the nearby towns of Tropic and Cannonville.