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Lake Mead Continues To Dry Up (Video)

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(N.Morgan) The drought nailing the western part of the country is taking a heavy toll on Lake Mead, America’s largest capacity reservoir, which has reached a new record low in its history.

Lake Mead was formed when the Hoover Dam was built and supplies water to around 40 million people and is also a crucial agricultural resource in the region.

Humans, livestock and crops in Arizona, California, Nevada and even northern Mexico depend on water from Lake Mead (and the Colorado River which feeds it) for power, drinking water and irrigation.

 Lake Mead, Las Vegas and the Phoenix area rely heavily on the water from this lake.

The water levels have just dropped (as of this writing on April 30, 2015) below 1,080 feet – that’s lower than last year’s record low level of 1080.19 feet.

What makes this even scarier is the fact that last year’s record low occurred in August – this year the record has been broken before the end of April and predictions are that the levels will continue to drop another seven feet by the end of June.

Lake Mead is fed by the Colorado River, which is in the midst of a relentless “super-drought” that has lasted 14 years so far, and which is expected to worsen over the coming years.

The Colorado River carries water from melted snow that flows into it from the “upper basin states” which include Wyoming, Colorado, Utah and New Mexico.

Lake Mead gets 96 percent of its water from this snow melt, which dropped below 47 percent of normal in 2013.

This decrease in snowpack runoff has in turn caused Lake Mead and other reservoirs along the Colorado River to drop to levels as low as 40 percent of capacity since the drought began.

Levels are nearing “critical point”

The lake levels are nearing the critical point when federal officials will begin rationing water deliveries to Arizona, Nevada and some areas in California.

Recent studies have indicated that the drought is unlikely to end any time soon.

In fact, mean annual runoff is expected to drop another 8.5 percent by the middle of the century.

Lake Mead is 143.96 feet below Full Pool (Elevation 1219.60 ) 

By content, Lake Mead is 37.3% of Full Pool (25,877,000 af)

The building boom that greatly expanded the size and population of urban areas throughout the Colorado basin region – including Las Vegas, Phoenix and other cities – was largely due to the record high levels of Lake Mead during the last half of the 20th century.

No one expected the water levels to drop so far and so fast. Now the entire region faces a very uncertain future as temperatures are expected to continue rising and water resources continue to dwindle.

The Las Vegas area is particularly threatened. As the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports:

“Smack in the middle is the Las Vegas Valley, which draws roughly 90 percent of its water from the river using two intake pipes at Lake Mead.

A new deep-water intake is expected to go online by the end of summer, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority is rushing to design and build an associated pumping station to keep water flowing to the community even if the reservoir shrinks another 185 feet to ‘dead pool,’ the level at which that Hoover Dam can no longer release water.

Such a scenario was once unthinkable, but now water managers are spending a great deal of money preparing for it. The combined cost of the water authority’s new intake pipe and pump station will likely top $1.4 billion.”

This drought could have the capacity of literally killing off parts to he west.

Was this a coordinated event, which agenda is to kill the western part of the united States and in effect kill vital crop that feed our nation?

 

References:

/alternative/2015/07/lake-mead-reaches-another-record-low-as-water-apocalypse-nears-for-las-vegas-3190642.html

http://www.naturalnews.com/050483_Lake_Mead_drought_Las_Vegas.html

http://www.reviewjournal.com/

http://lakemead.water-data.com/

http://www.reviewjournal.com

http://www.huffingtonpost.com

http://mead.uslakes.info/Level.asp

http://www.chelseagreen.com

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    • Man

      lake powel been drying up for about 10 years… so is this news?

    • Anonymous

      Assuming this is truly a real threat, let us take action now and stop delivery of all water to the state of Calif. these people can go down as hero’s in a sacrifice for the cause action. This might also stop the influx of illegals as only so many can cross in other areas and we could easily build a wall in those. Most of the people in Calif, are to liberal to be considered of having a thought process so the loss is really minimal and it might be a great way to eliminate the smog problem. You see much good can come from these people standing up and saying we wish to sacrifice for the cause and becoming hero’s.

    • rockinr

      California was a leading economic state in the U.S and the world.No more. It’s done.
      Water is even more important than oil.

    • DK

      A reservoir is a store of water, which means over the last decade more water has been removed than entered it. Consumption from the Colorado river has relentlessly increased since the new deal in 1933, so there are two problems, a relentless demand from an increased population in and area of the world not suitable for a human population requiring vast amounts of water and said population not securing and investing in and infrastructure sufficient to reduce consumption and or increase supply.

      The Superdrought is anything but, it is a natural variation, and as a whole the Western US is getting more rainfall than in the late 1800′s, it is just unfortunate that capture concentrated on the East of the Rockies with melt-off rather than on the west with run-off, but of course it is easier to prosecute landowners who capture rainfall than to invest in infrastructure, the State say it owns the rain, does it also own the drought?.

      • jimbow

        no the blame it on climate change (bid fairy tail of today)

    • Frosteetoes

      California is a coastal state. Let all the rich liberals chip in to get those desalination machines like the Arabs do.

    • Idiot Proof

      Ok, lessee…about eight years or so ago, I first heard the corporate call to privatize fresh water. That first call came from the CEO of Nestle. I knew then, that mass disinfo would eventually follow.
      How long ago, do documents prove that, the US Mil-Ind-Complex, has been able to effectively influence and then outright control the weather?
      They do not seem to be using HAARP, or any other technology to try to fix the “problem”, that should be easily rectified, seeing that, they were quite easily able to bring enough rain to locations they wished to flood…
      So quickly some people forget recent events, like the two previous winters, 2012-2013 & 2013-2014, where in the Bay Area and Nor-Cal, we had very dry Nov, Dec, and Jan, then three weeks of daily rainfall. Not every day were there monsoon like torrents, but, there was rainfall each and every ay or three weeks, and, after each Feb, Mar, Apr, all reservoirs were reported filled. Also, several resorts in Tahoe and elsewhere, enjoyed late seasons because of all of the snow, which incidently, saved their seasons, financially, that is. I am extremely present and aware with an amazing memory, this subject is vivid in my mind, because, I deliberately discussed this with many people when I first heard that call to corporatize, fresh drinking water.
      So, thanks you commentors, so willing to throw all of us in Ca, under the bus, so coldly and completely…over a totally fasle MSM propaganda piece, you werent sharp or informed enough to not fall for…remember, all the reservoirs have drains, ways to control how much water is collected, and how much is released, and, the water has been released, deliberately, so that this nonexistent multi-year drought could be claimed, and then pushed until most of you low-brow types believed it, which was right away…
      We SHOULD be pulling together as a population, that is obviously being conspired against, by TRAITORS, in own midst, our rogue corporate “government”, state legislatures, and even city councils. Anons comment is just stupid, boorish, and smells of cowardice, no state, or state’s population should be sacrificed, surrendered, or abandoned.

    • Pink Slime

      Hello Angle#3(prelim),

      Charlie here. Read Frosty Wooldridge articles on immigration. We truly are becoming the dumping ground of the world with illegal immigrants under this uhh, illegal turd-world immigrant imposter leader of America himself.

      Frosty’s articles and observations are frightening!

      We truly can be, or if not already, under dire straights. It must be stopped and I’m afraid REVERSED. Time to ship out illegal immigrants including unaccompanied children by the tens of thousand are being dumped in America! Reported 30,000 last month they say. They are, of course, not unaccompanied but a concerted effort to overwhelm the system.

      The negro sodomite has 18 months left to be a traitor since no one will remove him. So expect the problem to become increasingly worse to the point that the negro might declare himself emperor for life! YIKES! :shock:

      Signed,

      Charlie (who believe the immigrants will head the other way if you declare a doughnut shortage) :lol:

    • sean michael blacab

      An underground boring device has re directed water from the
      lake bottom to a group of D.U.M.B.S.I see all as I travel in the
      forever more.

      QIK SRVXRVISM PHRIVMRTH SHRII SHRII ANANDAMURTIJI

    • Factory Farms FEAR the MooCow

      Thats good! Now that means you gona eat more GMOs :twisted:

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