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5 facts you need to know about Lake Mead’s water crisis

Posted By Kaveh in Planning and Management

1- At full volume, Lake Mead and Lake Powell had 50 million acres feet of water in storage at a height of 1220 feet above sea level.

2- Now Lake Mead is at record low levels and getting lower, causing consequences for the entire region.

3- The Southern Nevada Water Authority built an underground tunnel to prepare for this scenario.

4. They took measures to prevent water use in residential areas and made changes to water usage in Las Vegas.

5. Investing in infrastructure can lessen the consequences, but we need to first identify ourselves as citizens of the watershed. http://www.brookings.edu -

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