The latest Water Center at CMU newsletter is hot off the presses #ColoradoRiver #COdrought

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Click here to read the newsletter. Here’s an excerpt:

POWELL/ MEAD HEAD FOR RECORD LOWS

While the Colorado River headwaters enjoyed some easing of drought conditions this spring, this year’s Lake Powell inflows are forecast to be a mere 44% of the 30-year average. Combined Lake Mead & Powell reservoir levels are approaching the lowest levels since Powell was filling in the late 1960’s. If the reservoirs continue to drop, the lower basin could face its first ever shortage declaration as early as 2015, with the first impacts felt by AZ farmers. For a discussion and graphic on the reservoir level forecast, see NM journalist John Fleck’s blog post here.

More Colorado River Basin coverage here and here.

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