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The Stream, December 17, 2021: A $200 Million Investment Aims To Raise Lake Mead Levels

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN An ongoing investigation into a Canadian oil and gas company found it has consistently cleared land and used water in northeastern Namibia without acquiring the proper permits. Lead levels in Benton Harbor, Michigan’s water supply are declining after years of high contamination. Water regulators investigate nearly 1000 reports of violations to the […]


The Stream, October 8, 2021: Colorado River Basin Tribes Could Lose More Water As Lake Mead Levels Shrink

YOUR GLOBAL RUNDOWN In the American West, Los Angeles begins receiving water from the Colorado River and Colorado River basin tribes could lose more of their already dwindling water supplies.  A major storm water retention project in Detroit, Michigan includes removing tons of soil from a local park.  The impacts of climate change globally could […]


Lake Mead Drops But Hoover Dam Powers On

New investments expand the dam’s generating range. By Brett Walton, Circle of Blue Six years ago, at the end of the summer of 2010, federal Bureau of Reclamation officials worried that Hoover Dam, the biggest hydropower enterprise in the Southwest, might soon go dark. Water levels in Lake Mead, the dam’s energy source, were falling, […]


The Stream, August 18: Lake Mead Forecast Should Avoid Water Cuts

The Global Rundown Forecast water levels in Lake Mead mean that states that depend on the reservoir should avoid water cuts next year. Cuba placed its civil defense on alert due to drought, a drought in Alberta prompted officials to restrict water withdrawals from the Athabasca River, and low water levels in Lake Kariba will […]


The Stream, June 26: Lake Mead Water Level Reaches Record Low

The Global Rundown A massive heat wave in water-starved southwest Pakistan has killed hundreds of people and threatens thousands more. Meanwhile, in Nevada, the Lake Mead reservoir reached record low levels, and the Western Governors’ Drought Forum released a roadmap for further drought action. A binational committee proposed new targets for phosphorus reduction in Lake […]


Federal Water Tap, March 23: More Water for Lake Mead, But Record Lows Are on the Horizon

The Rundown Bureau of Reclamation juggles water between the largest reservoirs in the West. An Illinois aquifer gets protected status. A promising drought forecast for the southern Great Plains. Western Governors urge more federal spending on water. Senate Democrats introduce a $US 50 million water infrastructure bill. “The most important thing we have to do […]