- Oct 22, 2021
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Lake Powell likely to drop below critical level in next two weeks
A Bureau of Reclamation power manager says Lake Powell is likely to dip below an important target elevation of 3,525 feet soon.
In the next week or two, the water level at Lake Powell is likely to dip below a key target elevation of 3,525 feet above sea level — a benchmark water managers have long tried to avoid — according to Nick Williams, power manager for the Bureau of Reclamation’s Upper Colorado River Basin.
The lake was 100% full in 1980.
Scientists are concerned that dry soil conditions will lead to another poor year for runoff. Although snowpack on April 1 was either at or slightly below 100 percent of average in each of the past two years, runoff was lower than expected.
Not sure what this means for AZ or CA. Seems like AZ needs to be trying to figure out how to do something different.