Colorado River: First-ever shortage declared amid record US drought

Colorado River: First-ever shortage declared amid record US drought

Lake Mead, which was created near Las Vegas after the building of the Hoover Dam, supplies water to Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico. The lake is now at its lowest level since it was first formed in the 1930s. Federal water officials predict that by the end of 2021, the reservoir will be at 34% capacity.

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