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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 06:37 PM

The nation's largest reservoir Lake Mead hits lowest level since 1930s amid worsening drought

Amid an intensifying drought, Lake Mead in Nevada, the nation's largest reservoir by volume, reached its lowest level since the 1930s late Wednesday.

Why it matters: The record low is due to a combination of years of punishing drought that's worsening across the Southwest, as well as challenges in managing water resources for a burgeoning population.

The record-low reading, as well as expected subsequent drops in the lake, are almost certain to trigger a federal "water shortage" declaration later this summer, which would set off cuts in water allocations to several states.

Between the lines: Lake Mead, which sits along the border between Nevada and Arizona, is part of the vast Colorado River basin that provides water for agriculture and human consumption to seven states, and also generates electricity at the massive Hoover Dam.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nations-largest-reservoir-hits-lowest-153434381.html

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 06:48 PM

1. I saw it from...

an airplane last Thursday and it looks really low compared to last time I saw it two years ago.

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Thu Jun 10, 2021, 06:52 PM

2. The SW has some really serious issues ..so what do the red legislators do?

Foolish audits, have the governor pray for rain.

They have got to get serious and start working on solutions

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