Lake Powell and Lake Mead water levels drop to historic lows
The water level in Lake Powell has dropped to the lowest level since the U.S. government started filling the enormous reservoir on the Colorado River in the 1960s — another sign of the ravages of the Western drought. … The water level has plunged as the American West experiences what scientists are calling a “megadrought.” Too little water is coming into the lake, and too much is being sent downriver to maintain levels in Lake Mead, which is also at historically low levels.
- LA Times Today: Lake Mead drops to a record low amid drought
- Fox 5 Las Vegas: Did this week’s rain help Lake Mead’s levels? Short answer: no
- Arizona Republic: Lake Powell water levels hit a record low and continue to decline
- The National News: A river runs dry: farms and ranches along Colorado River in jeopardy