Lake Powell's water levels are expected to rise 50 feet this summer due to an above-average snowpack, boosting local tourism and boating.
“Operational Neutrality” on Colorado River ends with extra water release
The Bureau of Reclamation will end "operational neutrality" in the Colorado River Basin, releasing extra water from Lake Powell to Lake Mead due to a deep snowpack.
Utah no longer in extreme or exceptional drought, but not out of woods yet
Utah saw its third-wettest Jan-Mar since 1895. Despite record-breaking snowfall, drought persists in parts of the state, raising water conservation concerns.
Utah sees drought relief after record-breaking snowfall ends extreme drought levels for the first time since June 2020. Rare desert waterfalls appear in Gunlock State Park.
California's snowpack level is at one of its largest on record, boosting surface supply. Groundwater basins are slower to recover, creating supply challenges.
Lake Powell's elevation rose due to above-average winter precipitation, but sedimentation reduces capacity. Climate change still threatens the Colorado River system.