This is a major water alert!! Lake Meade is within a few feet of Emergency Management Status! The level of the lake is down almost 140 feet. To avoid Federal Emergency Management control the head of the Las Vegas Water Authority, Pat Mulroy is requesting release of water from Lake Powell to make up for the shortfall even though water levels in Lake Powell are low. Lake Meade is drawing down of more than 5 inches per month, but it maybe more. This is very serious because the implications are far reaching. Lake Meade is fed by the Colorado River. Both the Colorado and our Rio Grande River is fed by the same head water region. Parts of New Mexico depend on water from the Colorado River.
We will update this post as facts are made available.