We have posted several stories on what is happening to Lake Mead and the impact it will have on Las Vegas, Arizona and Southern California. This is a recent update on the water level and what another 5 foot drop will mean. From Brookings:
This week, the water level in Lake Mead dropped to an all-time low, falling below 1080 feet above sea level for the first time in 78 years. As drought continues to afflict the American West, the dire situation at Lake Mead will continue to have consequences for states like Arizona, California, and Nevada that draw their water supply from Lake Mead.
In a new video Brookings Nonresident Senior Fellow Pat Mulroy, who served as general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) when one of the worst droughts in the history of the Colorado River hit the region, predicts the current crisis at Lake Mead and why it is a problem.