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Biggest US reservoir declares historic shortage, forcing water cuts across west

U.S. officials on Monday declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West. Water levels at Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the river's two largest reservoirs, have been falling for years and faster than experts predicted. Scorching temperatures and less melting snow in the spring have reduced the amount of water flowing from the Rocky Mountains.
4 months ago|Denver, United States

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First-ever water shortage declared for Lake Mead, prompting supply cuts

For the first time since its construction in the 1930s, the federal government has formally declared a water shortage at Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir by volume, on the Colorado River. Why it matters: The declaration, issued by the Bureau of Reclamation, sets in motion a series of water allocation cuts to downstream states along the Colorado River. Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.It also ser…

4 months ago|Los Angeles, United States
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Colorado River: First-ever shortage declared amid record US drought

Droughts have led to the first water shortage on a river millions rely on in the US and Mexico.

4 months ago|United Kingdom
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Biggest US reservoir declares historic shortage, forcing water cuts across west

Officials issue first-ever declaration of tier 1 shortage at Lake Mead as it falls to lowest level since its creation

4 months ago|London, United Kingdom
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U.S. declares first western reservoir water shortage, triggering cuts

U.S. officials for the first time on Monday declared an official water shortage for the massive Lake Mead reservoir, triggering supply cuts to parts of the drought-stricken Southwest, as 10 western governors appealed for federal drought disaster aid.

4 months ago|Canada
Reuters
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U.S. declares first ever shortage for Western reservoir, triggering water cuts

- U.S. officials on Monday issued an official shortage declaration for the massive Western reservoir of Lake Mead for the first time, triggering water cuts to the drought-stricken Southwest for the coming year. The shortage will reduce water apportionments to Arizona, Nevada and Mexico for the year beginning in October, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation said in a statement. (Reporting by

4 months ago|United Kingdom
USA Today
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US West, Mexico to see water use cuts amid drought

U.S. officials have declared the first-ever water shortage from the Colorado River that serves millions of people in the West. Arizona, Nevada and Mexico will see cuts in 2022 in their shares of water supplies from reservoirs fed by the river. (August 16)

4 months ago|United States
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First-ever water cuts declared for Colorado River in historic drought

Additional cuts — each tier with worsening impact on agriculture and municipal water — are expected if Lake Mead continues to fall.

4 months ago|Atlanta, United States
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First-ever water shortage declared for Lake Mead, the country's largest reservoir

Federal officials have declared a shortage in Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the country, amid a historic decadeslong megadrought in the region.

4 months ago|United States
CNBC
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Feds will ration water from Colorado River amid historic drought

The Colorado River supplies water and power for more than 40 million people across the West, while also fueling some 2.5 million acres of croplands.

4 months ago|United States
New York Times
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In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts

Arizona farmers will take the initial brunt, but wider reductions loom as climate change continues to affect flows into the river.

4 months ago|New York, United States
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