Friday, August 13, 2010

Lake Mead Levels Drop; Arizona Farmers Among First to be Affected

Posted By on Fri, Aug 13, 2010 at 10:37 AM

Shaun McKinnon of The Arizona Republic has the story:

Drought-stricken Lake Mead has dropped an additional 10 feet since summer 2009, and now Colorado River users are scrambling to keep the reservoir full enough to avoid water rationing.

Before year’s end, the lake will likely sink to within 9 feet of the level that would trigger the first round of restrictions — and the first such restrictions ever on the river. They begin with a reduction in water deliveries to Nevada and Arizona, where farmers would be affected first.

Read the whole thing here.

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