Lake Mead
La Nina Winter Soaks

Western states confront potential for floods and wildfires.

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Lake Mead Water level Issues

The reservoir is expected to rise nearly 30 feet, and power output at the Hoover Dam will increase as well.

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A British energy company has begun drilling for shale gas in Lancashire, UPI reports. Great Britain’s hydraulic fracking debut raises more questions about the future of shale gas extraction in Europe. Reuters gives a breakdown of the energy issues facing the United States. The country plans to decrease its oil imports by one-third in a […]

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Digital Controls Improve Energy Efficiency

Mechanical parts from the 1950s are being replaced with digital controls at three dams.

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For years, the state took as much water as it could from Lake Mead; now it plans to leave some in the reservoir.

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What happens if Lake Mead drops too low to generate electricity at Hoover Dam?

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In 2008 journalist and photographer Jon Waterman spent five months traveling the Colorado River to understand the extent of its shrinking.

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Southeast could learn from Southwest

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Plans for a major freshwater pipeline for the Las Vegas Valley hit a legal roadblock.
A ruling from Nevada’s Supreme Court last week has threatened the fate of a massive pipeline project once hailed as critical to Las Vegas’ freshwater supply

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — Or perhaps a yellow light. As the sun rises over Lake Mead, a new study suggests that the water body may not dry up as soon as a February study projected.

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Profligate use hurts in unexpected places Quest for new supplies nationwide

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In an interview with Circle of Blue, Tim Barnett discuses the falling levels in Lake Mead and the potential impact it could have on the American Southwest.

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