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Worst Colorado River drought in 100 yrs forces Lake Powell cutbacks

Lake Powell 2007. Note bathtub ring

Lake Powell 2007. Note bathtub ring

Water releases from Lake Powell in the coming year will be 10% lower than last year, lowest since the lake was filled in the 1960’s – when there were a whole lot less people dependent on that water. Water agencies are prepared for this, have some water in shortage, and cities like Tucson have been making admirable gains in reducing water usage. Still, if the drought persists, this will get ugly.

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