Lake Mead Levels Could Fall Dangerously Low

Federal water managers released a report Monday projecting that Lake Mead's water levels will fall below a point in January 2017 that would force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.

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A partially submerged tire sits along the shore of Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev. Federal water managers are projecting Lake Mead will drop to levels in January 2017 that could force supply cuts to Arizona and Nevada.
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Plants grow out of dry cracked ground that was once underwater near Boulder Beach in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Wind kicks up dust on an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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People prepare to launch watercraft as wind kicks up dust on an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Tire tracks cross an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Wind kicks up dust on an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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Water intake pipes that were once underwater sit above the water line along Lake Mead in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, May 18, 2015, near Boulder City, Nev.
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