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.
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.