Lake Mead National Recreation Area

Reclamation seeks input on development of future Colorado River operations

Historic drought prompts need to update key reservoir, management decisions, agreements; current plans expire in 2026

The Colorado River Basin is experiencing a 22-year drought and low runoff conditions, and reservoirs within the basin are at historic low levels.

Feds to cut water releases

Flaming Gorge to send Powell 500K acre feet

“We must address the underlying problem, which is that we are using more water than the river provides.”