Some top Analysts suggest that 2021 is the year when water will stop pumping, saying "While Hoover is an important source of clean, cheap energy, utilities would be able to replace the power if the generating facility was unable to operate, he said."
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Another consideration; we cannot predict the weather as great as the mass population believes, and therefore, we can't really say if there will be some terrible drought for the next 10 years, just because we're in a drought today. I believe many recent natural occurences has reminded us of this.
How about building som more efficient sources of energy, like a plant that turns salt water from the ocean to pure H2O.... that'd be everlasting for generations. However, "along with recycled water this is one of the only non-rainfall dependent water sources. "
Details: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that the snow above Lake Powel is more than 30% higher than normal. They will be releasing water into Colorado River to end up at Lake Mead. That will make Lake Mead rise about 20 feet in the next 6-8 months.
The real question is "Is the drought over"? Personally, I have been showering with a friend and bathing the dog less.
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This year, we actually had enough rainfall so that Lake Mead water levels are on rise.
However, even with all of that, the whole Western part of the US has an ever growing problem with water conservation.
News out this last week suggests that we may be turning a corner on the water level decline. Since November the level has increased by 10 feet and is expected to top out with an approximate 15 foot increase by the end of the year. Lake Mead is currently about 42 percent full,while Lake Powell currently stands about 57 percent full. Lake Powell is expected to increase by 10 feet this year, the result of an abundant amount of snow on the western slope of the Rockies. So it has been agreed that Lake Mead is to a beneficiary of that bumper crop of water runoff, by an increased release of water from Lake Powell into Lake Mead. Does it portend the end of the drought? No one knows for sure, but it certainly is a good sign, perhaps even a good omen for Southern Nevada's future.. Let's hope.
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