Las Vegas Water Supply Drying Up as Lake Mead Drops to New Low
LAS VEGAS (Worthy News)– Las Vegas continues to grow, however its water supply is being depleted to new lows. The drought in the southwest will drop the water levels of Lake Mead to levels not seen since the 1930’s when the Hoover Dam stopped the flow of the Colorado River filling the reservoir.
The projected lake level of about 1,080 feet above sea level will be below the level of about 1,082 feet recorded in November 2010 and the 1,083-foot mark measured in April 1956 during another sustained drought.
But U.S. Bureau of Reclamation regional chief Terry Fulp said water obligations will be met at least through next year without a key shortage declaration. The result will be full deliveries to cities, states, farms and Indian tribes in an area that’s home to some 40 million people and the cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. — Source