The Colorado Sun reports that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation released 24-month projections this week forecasting less water for both Lake Powell and Lake Mead. The agency’s models project Lake Mead will fall below 1,075 feet for the first time in June 2021. Under agreements negotiated by Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming, that level would prompt a shortage declaration. Lower levels of water in Lake Mead could also threaten electricity generation at Hoover Dam, which provides hydropower for millions in Arizona, California, and Nevada.
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