Epic drought tests Hoover Dam as water levels in Lake Mead plummet
Hoover Dam towers more than 700 feet above Black Canyon on the Arizona-Nevada state line, holding back the waters of the Colorado River. … Since 2000, the water level in the reservoir, which is the largest in the country, has dropped about 140 feet. Lake Mead is now just 37% full, headed for a first-ever official shortage and sinking toward its lowest levels since it was filled.
- CNN: First-ever Colorado River water shortage is now almost certain, new projections show
- KOLD 13: Devastated by drought: Arizona farmers impacted by water cutbacks hold their last hope on a plentiful monsoon
- Salt Lake Tribune: ‘One day closer to the next rainstorm.’ Drought hits Utah farmers more than city dwellers, Robert Gehrke writes
- CBS Denver: Divided Colorado: Drought Vanishes For The Eastern Half, Worsens For The Western Slope
- Science: New research (by Fleck and Udall) – Managing Colorado River risk
- JFleck at Inkstain: Taking climate change seriously on the Colorado River: a practical step