As Lake Mead continues to decline, Arizona officials say there is a 61 percent chance of a first-ever shortage declaration in 2017. Mead is now at 1,089 feet above sea level, or 42 percent of capacity. If the reservoir drops to elevation 1075, a level one shortage would be declared, reducing supplies to Arizona and Nevada.
Water agencies in Arizona, California and Nevada have agreed to a plan to save 740,000 acre-feet of Colorado River by 2017 to help the reservoir’s level. Hear from Arizona, Nevada and California officials about these efforts and see Lake Mead firsthand on the Water Education Foundation’s March 11-13 tour of the Lower Colorado River.
Click here to learn more about the tour and access an online registration form – early bird pricing ends Feb. 11.