Arizona Republic: First-ever water shortage on the Colorado River will bring cuts for Arizona farmers
‘We are in unprecedented territory’: As the federal government declares a first-ever shortage on the Colorado River, Arizona farmers prepare for cuts.
“The reservoir near Las Vegas has fallen to its lowest levels since the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s and is continuing to drop after years of chronic overuse and drought intensified by climate change. It now stands at just 35% of full capacity.”
Because of low water levels at Lake Mead, the federal government has issued a water shortage declaration on the Colorado River, the source of most of our community's drinking water. See what this means to Southern Nevada residents. pic.twitter.com/xApfJqnQb4
— Southern Nevada Water Authority (@SNWA_H2O) August 16, 2021