The water level in Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir, is at its lowest level in history, which is a cause of concern for their water supply, as for the western part of the united states is still in the grip of the megadrugs.
Lake Mead, the Colorado River, on the border between Arizona and Nevada, came into being when the Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s a new water pipes were built for tens of millions of people across Arizona, Nevada, California and parts of Mexico. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, confirmed on Thursday that the reservoir's water level has reached an all-time low of 1,071. Of 53 meters above sea level.
"This is the lowest level of the reservoir, as it is packed in 1937," Craig Aaron, a spokeswoman for the Bureau of Reclamation, told NBC News.
And he said, adding that the level of Lake Mead, which is expected to continue to fall as well as for the agricultural season is over.
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The reservoir capacity is variable, but, in Lake Mead, which is defined as "full" when the water line reaches an elevation of 1,221. To 4 meters above the sea level, according to the u.s. Bureau of Reclamation. At its current altitude, the Lake Mead is about a 36 percent full.
The decrease of the water level in the reservoir is the result of the ongoing drought, and because of the increasing demand for water in the southwest of the united states. Seventy-five per cent, of the western united states, live " in a "severe" drought, and it can be said that 55 per cent of the region which are classified as "extreme" drought, according to the most recent data from the U.s. Drought Monitor.
Much of the western part of the united states has been the near-continuous drought for the past 20 years. The researchers say that they are man-made climate change is exacerbating the state, the rise in temperatures, reduced snow cover and changes in precipitation patterns.
Lake Mead and the Hoover Dam, which provides the main source of water and electricity in the South west of america. According to him, of Aaron, the officials are closely monitoring the situation and decide if further action needs to be taken in order to preserve the water resources.
"In August, we are going to make a decision of whether to account for a deficit in the bottom of the pool," he said, adding that such a statement is likely to be. "It will be in 2022. This will result in a decrease in the water, at the Arizona, Nevada, and the Republic of Mexico."