Water operations at Lake Mead will not be affected by a reduction in the monthly water releases from Glen Canyon Dam in Arizona, according to Bureau of Reclamation officials.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland on Sunday touted a recently signed $1.2 trillion infrastructure package, saying the law makes a historic investment in water and drought resilience.
States in the lower Colorado River basin are developing a $100 million plan that will leave more water in Lake Mead over the next couple of years.
Vice President Kamala Harris made the climate change case for two Biden administration initiatives Monday with the declining water levels of Lake Mead as a backdrop.
Changes are coming for boaters at Lake Mead National Recreation Area.
Deeper cuts to Nevada’s allocation of Colorado River water could be coming in the next few years, according to water level projections released recently.
As transportation officials mull the future of the important Interstate 11 build-out, one option is now off the table.
As the Labor Day weekend approaches, Lake Mead National Recreation Area is encouraging visitors to leave their pool toys at home. In the interested of public safety, the use of inflatable and noninflatable items intended for use in swimming pools have been prohibited.
Boulder City is not expected to lose any of its water despite the first federally declared shortage for Lake Mead.
Officials in Lower Colorado River Basin states want to slow the decline of Lake Mead’s water levels over the next few years by paying Southern California farmers not to plant crops.
The Bureau of Reclamation has a new full-time regional director for its Lower Colorado River Basin. Jaci Gould, who has been with the bureau since 1992, said she was “honored” to be selected to this position.
A group that included environmentalists, elected leaders and officials from business and agriculture gathered July 15 to put forth a slate of demands for a new approach to managing the Colorado River.
Lake Mead’s water level this week is projected to match its lowest point since the reservoir was formed in the 1930s, federal officials said Tuesday.
Visitors to Lake Mead National Recreation Area are being advised that lower water levels expected during the next several years will impact water access points and boat launch areas.
More than 8 million people visited Lake Mead National Recreation Area last year, moving it to the fifth most visited National Park Service site in the country.