Things have only gotten worse along the river since Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Camille Touton asked the Western states to come up with conservation plan, and that decline shows no signs of slowing down.
The National Park Service said, in a newsletter, that removing boat launch ramps at five lake locations remains an option.
Ironically, the community closest to Hoover Dam uses up to 500 million gallons a year one time and then casts it away — just a few miles from a shrinking Lake Mead.
A continued decline projects Lake Mead at 1,016 feet by October 2024, the Bureau of Reclamation estimates.
The National Park Service is asking for public input on how to manage launch ramps.
The National Park Service confirmed Wednesday the recovery of human skeletal remains from Lake Mead by a park service dive team.
A Clark County teen has died from a rare brain-eating amoeba that he was likely infected with while in Lake Mead, according to the Southern Nevada Health District.
Water waste investigators have intensified efforts across the Las Vegas Valley to enforce water use regulations. They could use the public’s help in the effort.
California, the Colorado River’s largest water user, has proposed cutting its use by 9 percent starting next year to fight the ongoing drought.
A new water rate structure that will impose hefty levies on the valley’s biggest residential water users was approved Tuesday by a Southern Nevada municipal water board.
The Las Vegas Valley Water District is expected to adopt a new rate structure so big users pay more when they use more water.
While the Las Vegas Valley is not home to any active volcanos, volcanic ash from neighboring states could reach our area and cause saftey issues, researchers say.
Three jurisdictions that provide water to valley customers are investigating more cases with more inspectors and assessing more fines than ever before.
After falling more than 27 feet since the start of the year, Lake Mead got a bit of a bump thanks in part to the August monsoon season.
The Basic Water Company can no longer supply water to its customers after Lake Mead’s surface fell below the company’s intake pipeline.