Colorado River water shortages mean cuts for some states in the West

Water in Lake Mead, the mammoth reservoir created by Hoover Dam that supplies the lower Colorado Basin, is expected to be 1,065.85 feet above sea level on January 1, nearly 10 feet below a threshold that requires Arizona, Nevada and Mexico reduce their consumption by 2022. On Monday, it was just under 1,068 feet, or about 35 percent full, according to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, which manages the water that states and Mexico have usage rights.

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