Lake Mead drops to its lowest level in history (38% capacity)

The water level at Lake Mead hit its lowest point of elevation at 1,079 feet on May 1 2015.

It is dropping one foot a week and supplies Arizona, Nevada, Southern California and a few other states with water. It is currently 38% of capacity.

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One of the 3 Air Intakes will go offline if it drops 4 more feet. At 900 feet of elevation Lake Mead will become a “Dead Pool” which means no water can go downstream and the Power Generators will be shut down making the Hoover Dam a worthless Dam in the Desert by Las Vegas. Unless major snows happen in Colorado, this will keep dropping.

This video is from August 2014, and now it is even worst:

Some old wise guy once said never to build castles on sand. As well as Coldplay in his song Vida La Vida:

“One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand”

Yes, I just thought this could turn out to become a serious problem for parts of the USA.

Related Readings:

Lake Mead water level falls to a landmark low, and is likely to get worse – LA Times

Lake Mead water levels – Historical and current

Lake Mead water database

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