Snowpack that feeds Colorado River is at 20 percent of normal

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Snowpack that feeds Colorado River is at 20 percent of normal

The northernmost boundary of the Bears Ears region in May 2016 along the Colorado River in San Juan County in southeastern Utah. The first forecast of the year for Colorado River water supplies is a bleak one. The river that serves as a key source of water for seven states including California, Colorado, Utah and Nevada is expected to flow at only about 54 percent of its average volume during the key runoff period from April to July, 2018.
The Colorado River below Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border looking toward the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge in July 2014.
Wind kicks up dust on an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in May 2015 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Boulder City, Nev.

Snowpack that feeds Colorado River is at 20 percent of normal

The northernmost boundary of the Bears Ears region in May 2016 along the Colorado River in San Juan County in southeastern Utah. The first forecast of the year for Colorado River water supplies is a bleak one. The river that serves as a key source of water for seven states including California, Colorado, Utah and Nevada is expected to flow at only about 54 percent of its average volume during the key runoff period from April to July, 2018.
The Colorado River below Hoover Dam on the Arizona-Nevada border looking toward the O’Callaghan-Tillman Memorial Bridge in July 2014.
Wind kicks up dust on an area that was once underwater at the Boulder Harbor boat ramp in May 2015 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area near Boulder City, Nev.
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