Water levels drop at Lake Mead, Lake Powell amid drought

The Colorado River and its tributaries support about 40 million people and more than 7,800 square miles (20,200 square kilometers) of farmland.

“Continuing this operational pattern will further drain Lake Powell and erode the benefits associated with its water storage,” the researchers said their report. “If storage in Lake Powell cannot rebound in an era where the Upper Basin consumes less than two-thirds of its legal apportionment, then the crisis is already real.”

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