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Low Snow Season Means Less Water For Lake Mead

The amount of snowpack for the Colorado Rockies is only three quarters of what it was last year. That means the Colorado River, especially Lake Mead, will experience lower water levels. Is this the continued drought? Are the prospects for the coming years going to improve?

 
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Dan Greenlee, Snow Surveyor for the U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service

 

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