Tuesday Top of the Scroll: Feds will prop up Lake Powell as it hits record low elevation
With water levels falling rapidly at Lake Powell on the Arizona-Utah border, federal officials are taking what could be the first of several steps to prop it up. This month the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation started a six-month effort to raise the lake around 3 feet by the end of 2021 by releasing 181,000 acre feet of water from three upstream reservoirs. It comes as the lake just Sunday fell below its lowest level on record.
- Colorado Public Radio: Lake Powell Just Hit Its Lowest Level On Record. Here’s What That Means For Colorado And States That Rely On It
- KVOA – Tucson: Study - Stark picture for Arizona water supply, Tucson could be oasis in desert
- Summit Daily: Demand management discussions continue amid worsening Colorado River ‘crisis’
- Colorado Sun: As Colorado Drought Cuts Hay Crop, Cattle Ranchers Face Decision About Culling Their Herds