The Bureau of Reclamation's latest 24-Month Study reveals Lake Mead will operate under a Level 1 Shortage Condition in 2024, an improvement from the previous Level 2, while Lake Powell will operate...
Lake Mead's water levels are projected to rise by nearly 20 feet by year-end, boosted by planned water releases from Lake Powell.
Lake Powell and Lake Mead's operations in 2023 revolve around Interim Guidelines, with critical measures taken to sustain water levels and conserve resources.
The Department of the Interior has initiated the process for developing new sustainability guidelines for the Colorado River, set to replace existing ones by 2026.
Anticipating Colorado River shortages, Nevada enacts a law for potential household limits while Colorado River states and tribes seek a permanent conservation agreement.
Allowing upstream reservoirs to recuperate is the main focus in the Bureau of Reclamation's 2023 Drought Response Operations Plan.