Arizona’s water allocation could be cut 11.4 percent and Nevada’s by about 4.3 percent.
A closely watched U.S. Bureau of Reclamation report released Monday predicts water levels will be just 2 feet above a trigger point next January on the Colorado River reservoir supplying much of the Southwest’s drinking water.
The so-called interim guidelines chart a decline leading to a declaration of a shortage the following year.
Operations chief Dan Bunk says it all depends on the weather.
Lake Mead on Monday was 37 percent full, with a surface level 1,077 feet above sea level. That’s down 144 feet from full in 1983.
The trigger point is at 1,075 feet.
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