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Key reservoir on Colorado River hits record low amid drought – Tucson, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona 2021-06-10 13:04:20 –

Albuquerque, New Mexico (AP) —The Colorado River’s major reservoirs are shrinking and recording low levels, raising concerns about future water supplies throughout the drought-stricken western United States.

The elevation of the fall surface of Lake Mead along the Arizona-Nevada border fell to a historic low on Wednesday, surpassing 2016. According to the US Development Agency, lake water levels will continue to fall until November, affecting the efficiency of recreation and hydropower.

Already, Arizona and Nevada water users are ready to get less water from the Colorado River in 2022. Millions of people in the western United States rely on rivers that are declining due to prolonged droughts and climate change.

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