A first: Water shortage may be declared in lakes Powell, Mead

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A first: Water shortage may be declared in lakes Powell, Mead

Electricity generation at Hoover Dam may be affected
Lightning strikes in 2014 over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam.
Associated Press file

A riverboat glides through Lake Mead in 2015 on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nev. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam.

A first: Water shortage may be declared in lakes Powell, Mead

Lightning strikes in 2014 over Lake Mead near Hoover Dam. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam.
Associated Press file

A riverboat glides through Lake Mead in 2015 on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam near Boulder City, Nev. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam.
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