Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

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Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

State may be asked to share supply with southern neighbors
A “bathtub ring” shows the high water mark on Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev., in 2013. As water in the lake continues to drop, the Bureau of Reclamation is warning that it might have to draw on water from the Colorado River to supply downstream users.

Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

A “bathtub ring” shows the high water mark on Lake Mead near Boulder City, Nev., in 2013. As water in the lake continues to drop, the Bureau of Reclamation is warning that it might have to draw on water from the Colorado River to supply downstream users.

Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

An angler makes his way along the Colorado River in the late afternoon in early August near Parshall, despite the sign asking for cooperation with a “voluntary fishing closure” between 2 p.m. and midnight because water conditions have severely stressed fish.

Lake Mead water shortage could spell trouble for Colorado

Gov. John Hickenlooper fishes in the Cache la Poudre River in Larimer County.
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