Continuing drought is causing Arizona’s Lake Mead to reach record low levels:
The Las Vegas Review-Journal says the reservoir on the Colorado River hasn’t been down so low since 1937, when it was being filled for the first time behind the newly completed Hoover Dam.
Since drought took hold on the Colorado and its tributaries in 1999, the surface of the lake has plunged almost 130 feet.
If the level falls eight more feet, the federal government will declare a shortage that will limit the water diverted to residents in Arizona and Nevada. I’m always puzzled by the growing population in desert areas without enough local water. And baffled by the green lawns and golf course. It sounds like a future disaster.