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Science Bulletins: Lake Mead: Empty by 2021?

American Museum of Natural History

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Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography have analyzed the current and predicted "water budget"—the amount of water going in and coming out—of Lakes Mead and Powell, critical reservoirs along the Colorado River. Much of the urban population in the southwest as well as California's most productive agricultural areas depend on water from the Colorado River.

Increased temperatures from global warming are decreasing rain and snowfall and are increasing evaporation in the Colorado River watershed. This is reducing runoff into the reservoirs. The team predicts the water storage in Lakes Mead and Powell has a 50 percent chance of becoming exhausted by 2021 if climate change reduces runoff as predicted and if water consumption continues at current levels. This scenario would...

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  • www.azcentral.com    Lake Mead could run dry by 2021, study warns - azcentral.com

    Feb 13, 2008 · ... Climate changes and an unquenched demand for water on the Colorado River could drain Lake Mead by 2021, ... Lake Mead could run dry by 2021 ... empty ...

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/0213lakemead01213.html

  • www.azcentral.com    Lake Mead could run dry by 2021, study warns

    Feb 13, 2008 · Lake Mead could run dry by 2021, study warns. Shaun McKinnon The Arizona Republic Feb. 13, 2008 12:00 AM

    http://www.azcentral.com/news/green/articles/0213lakemead01213.html

  • tucson.com    How low can Lake Mead go? - Tucson.com

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  • www.networlddirectory.com    Lake Mead Could Be Dry by 2021 from NetWorlddirectory

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  • www.reviewjournal.com    Study gives 50-50 odds Lake Mead will dry up by 2021 | Las ...

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  • magazine.good.is    Lake Mead Is Drying Up | GOOD

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  • www.redorbit.com    Outlook Bleak For Lake Mead - redOrbit - Science News ...

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  • www.sltrib.com    Are Lake Mead, Powell at risk of drying up by 2021?

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    Patty Henetz   •   Salt Lake Tribune   •   12 years ago

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  • www.livescience.com    Disappearing Lake Shows Drought's Extent in New Space Image

    A lake straddling the California-Oregon border looks like an empty swimming pool in new photos ... drains when rainfall is low, and Lake Mead, which supplies water to Southern California, could vanish by 2021.

    Live Science   •   4 years ago

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    Saratogian   •   6 years ago

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  • union-bulletin.com    Drought robs parts of West of clean energy

    In 2008, a Scripps Institution of Oceanography research paper asked the provocative question, “When Will Lake Mead Go Dry?” The study predicted the lake had a 50-50 shot at achieving that fate by 2021 ... A sign posted on a bulletin board listing ...

    Union-Bulletin   •   5 years ago

    http://union-bulletin.com/news/2015/apr/27/drought-robs-parts-west-clean-energy/

  • www.abqjournal.com    Worries about hydropower deepen with drought

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    ABQJournal   •   5 years ago

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  • www.theguardian.com    US drought takes its toll on clean energy production

    As Lake Mead shrinks, the Hoover Dam has been trying to avoid ‘dead pool’ status – the point at which hydropower can no longer be generated Drought-related reductions ... 50-50 shot at achieving that fate by 2021, given current trends.

    The Guardian   •   5 years ago

    http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/apr/28/us-drought-california-hydropwer-hoover-dam

  • www.washingtonpost.com    Western drought steals clean energy along with fresh water at power plants

    The study predicted the lake had a 50-50 shot at achieving that fate by 2021 ... Inside Hoover Dam, manager Cook walked past a reminder of the trouble he faces: A sign posted on a bulletin board listing decades of Lake Mead elevations.

    Washington Post   •   5 years ago

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/at-hoover-dam-the-drought-is-stealing-clean-energy-along-with-fresh-water/2015/04/26/8ce2740a-e93d-11e4-9767-6276fc9b0ada_story.html

  • planetsave.com    Las Vegas Ripping Up Lawns to Save Water, But is it Enough?

    Despite these efforts, if Las Vegas and surrounding areas do not further cut water usage, there is a 10 percent chance Lake Mead will run dry in six years, and a 50 percent probability it will be completely gone by 2021. These figures are based on a recent ...

    Planet Save   •   12 years ago

    http://planetsave.com/2008/02/20/las-vegas-ripping-up-lawns-to-save-water-but-is-it-enough/

  • www.nbcnews.com    Dry Southwest slurps up surging water supply

    Some researchers believe long-term drought, climate change and an ever increasing demand for water could leave the lake dry by 2021 ... boating on Lake Mead since 1972. His friends crashed into unmarked islands as the lake began to empty.

    NBC News   •   9 years ago

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/43384724/ns/weather/t/dry-southwest-slurps-surging-water-supply/

  • www.huffingtonpost.com    Record Snowpack Causes Some States To Brace For Flood, Others To Cheer For The Water

    Some researchers believe long-term drought, climate change and an ever increasing demand for water could leave the lake dry by 2021 ... boating on Lake Mead since 1972. His friends crashed into unmarked islands as the lake began to empty.

    The Huffington Post   •   9 years ago

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/13/record-snowpack-causes-so_n_876280.html

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