The Long Colorado

Las Vegans woke up this morning to this scary headline in the Sun:

In last year, Lake Mead dropped below 10 million acre feet for first time

PowerllOutflowMeanwhile, over at the Lake Powell water level database, the reservoir upstream from us is only half empty, has been delivering roughly the same amount of water per year since the dam was built a half century ago (with the exception of a couple of flood events, and today holds more than Lake Mead does. The 27 reservoirs above it are more than 80% full.

 

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  • Why do we worry so much about our water supply when over 100 new homes are allowed to come online in the Vegas valley every month. Seems like limiting new housing permits would be in order if we anticipate water insecurity for the valley.

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