Lake Mead Sinks to Lowest Point in 75 Years

LAS VEGAS -- If you've ever been to Lake Mead, you've probably noticed the low water level.

Sometime between 11 a.m. and noon Sunday, it fell to its lowest point since it was filled 75 years ago.

Right now the lake is still eight feet above the level at which a shortage is officially declared and limited rationing could go into effect in Nevada and in Arizona.

The Bureau of Reclamation's is planning to increase the amount of water delivered to Lake Mead from Lake Powell, the big reservoir upstream, a step that could help equalize the amount of water in each reservoir.


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