Lake Mead poised to drop below 1965 levels

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From the San Diego Union-Tribune: “The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says in a recent report that by July the vast Colorado River reservoir on the Nevada-Arizona border will drop more than 13 feet from its current level of 1,105 feet above sea level. The lake level is now 30 feet above elevation 1,075. That’s the trigger point for a federal shortage declaration that would force Nevada, Arizona and Mexico to reduce their combined water use by 400,000 acre-feet a year.”

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