Great Salt Lake and Lake Powell reach record-low water levels
The water levels of two major water bodies — including a major reservoir — have reached historic lows in recent days amid extreme drought conditions in the western United States. Water levels at Lake Powell, the second-largest reservoir in the country, reached a record low — below 3,555.10 feet, the previous record low, reached in April 2005. As of Monday, the elevation at the reservoir straddling the border between Arizona and Utah was at 3,554.51 feet, according to data tracked by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.
- CBS Denver: Colorado Drought Situation Improves For The First Time In Months
- Popular Science: 40 million Americans depend on two reservoirs that just hit record lows
- Arizona Daily Star: Drought persists but recent rain has impact across Arizona