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Water Shortage Will Impact Water Allocations From Colorado River

FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo a bathtub ring of light minerals delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, Nev. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Aug 17th 2021 @ap.images
FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo a bathtub ring of light minerals delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, Nev. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Aug 17th 2021 @ap.images

For the first time ever, the U-S Government has declared a water shortage at the Colorado River.

 

That’s where the Coachella Valley gets its water from, as there is no way to get water from Northern California to the desert.

 

Other states get water from the Colorado River too, and they will see less of that water starting in 2022.  Those states are Nevada and Arizona. 

 

For now, California won’t see a reduction in water from the Colorado River, but could face that reality in 3 years.

 

 

FILE – In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo a bathtub ring of light minerals delineates the high water mark on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, Nev. The Bureau of Reclamation is forecasting first-ever water shortages because of falling levels at Lake Mead and says the reservoir could drop so low that it might not be able to generate electricity at Hoover Dam. (AP Photo/John Locher, File) Aug 17th 2021

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