Lake Mead Expected To Hit Historic Low In June

Aside from cooler weather, winter brings Las Vegas a welcome relief from drought news.

But it’s starting to heat up again. And the drought and climate change in Nevada cannot be ignored.

Here’s one of the first bits of news: Lake Mead is expected to surpass a historic low by the end of June.

If the level falls below 900 feet — and that’s in another 175 feet from today's levels, not 100 feet as we said in some of our promos — the dam will stop producing electricity. So now California, Arizona and Nevada are working together the stop that from happening. 

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Rose Davis, spokesperson, Bureau of Reclamation; Bronson Mack, communications representative, Southern Nevada Water Authority; Abrahm Lustgarten, reporter, ProPublica

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