Briefly: Lake Powell to dip below critical power pool elevation, then rebound

The St. George News reports that Lake Powell is expected to drop below the critical 3,525-foot elevation mark, endangering the buffer that helps protect hydropower production. The lake is expected to rebound in May as the spring snowmelt begins. The announcement comes as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Upper Colorado River Basin states are finalizing a new drought response operation plan to deal with the water shortages on the river.

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