Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

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Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

Lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit,” scientists say. Scientists from the Colorado River Research Group say Lake Powell has declined because of extra water releases flowing into Lake Mead.

Water levels continue to drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell

Lightning strikes over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area in Arizona. Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell are dropping to dangerous levels, reflecting the Colorado River’s worsening “structural deficit,” scientists say. Scientists from the Colorado River Research Group say Lake Powell has declined because of extra water releases flowing into Lake Mead.