The water level in Lake Mead — the nation’s largest reservoir — dropped below 1,050 feet elevation for the first time last week, a critical milestone that signals more stringent water cuts are around the corner for the Southwest…. As of Tuesday, Lake Mead’s level was around 1,049 feet above sea level…. If the lake’s water level is expected to stay below 1,050 feet by January 2023, the more significant Tier 2 shortage would be implemented. Additional cuts — each tier with rising impact on agriculture and municipal water use — are expected if Lake Mead continues to fall.
- Las Vegas Sun: Officials explain ‘dead pool’ and how to stop it in Mead