National Park Getting Face Lift

Posted by Kyle Brookings on Friday, January 26, 2018

Arches National Park, located in the state of Utah, is undergoing a face lift.

The National Park Service are using heavy equipment to restore natural flow to the drainage channels.

Using a special excavator, they will uproot and remove 54 acres of tamarisk.

They will also remove about 22,172 cubic meters of sediment to reestablish historic channels blocked by this sediment.
This work will span across two years. Staff will continue to monitor and maintain this area for three more years following initial restoration work.

The park has over 2,000 natural stone arches, in addition to hundreds of soaring pinnacles, massive fins and giant balanced rocks. 

Bordered by the Colorado River in the southeast, it’s known as the site of more than 2,000 natural sandstone arches, such as the massive, red-hued Delicate Arch in the east. Long, thin Landscape Arch stands in Devils Garden to the north. Other geological formations include Balanced Rock, towering over the desert landscape in the middle of the park.



© Wx Centre