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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A dry winter for the region feeding the Colorado River means Lake Mead's water level could drop, but not enough to trigger an emergency shortage declaration that would force water cutbacks in Nevada and Arizona.
Snowpack has been declining in the West over the last 60 years or so, and it’s worse than scientists expected.
Yes, it’s been a wet winter in Southern Nevada. But, the region is still dealing with drought conditions.
That bathtub ring around Lake Mead isn’t the only marker reminding us of the ongoing and potentially catastrophic drought conditions in the West, and...