Lake Mead

KNAU and Arizona News
7:46 am
Mon June 15, 2015

Federal Water Managers To Release Water Level Projections At Lake Mead

Lake Mead from the Hoover Dam

Federal water managers are due to release a monthly projection of water levels at Lake Mead on Monday, and the rain in May might change what they say.

Last month, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reported that the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam could reach a low point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.

Officials heading water agencies in the two states and California took a wait-and-see approach, and pointed to fluctuations in regional precipitation since January.

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KNAU and Arizona News
7:38 am
Tue May 19, 2015

Feds Project Lake Mead Below Drought Trigger Point In 2017

The thick white band ringing Lake Mead’s shoreline shows the drop in water levels.
Credit National Park Service, Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Federal water managers are projecting Lake Mead will drop to levels in January 2017 that could force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.

Arizona's water allocation could be cut 11.4 percent and Nevada's by about 4.3 percent.

A closely watched U.S. Bureau of Reclamation report released Monday predicts water levels will be just 2 feet above a trigger point next January on the Colorado River reservoir supplying much of the Southwest's drinking water.

The so-called interim guidelines chart a decline leading to a declaration of a shortage the following year.

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KNAU and Arizona News
1:42 pm
Fri December 14, 2012

Park Service Bans Older Watercraft on Lakes Mead and Mohave

Lake Mead Marina
Credit National Park Service

If you’ve got an older model watercraft, with a carbureted, two stroke engine, don’t bother taking it to either Lake Mead or Lake Mohave after the 1st of the year.

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