Lake Mead drains at an alarming speed due to climate change

The largest reservoir in the US, Lake Mead, is draining fast because of climate-related factors and will soon become the focus of water crisis in the country.

  • The US reservoir, Lake Mead, is draining at an alarming speed in recent years and registered its lowest level 
  • The shortage of water storage along the Colorado River could be recorded later this year because of the imbalance of water usage
  • The water shortage of Lake Mead will impact roughly 25 million people daily. The lake is losing 6 feet of water each year, and low water levels cause a 25% decrease in power generation from Hoover Dam.

The full report can be read here.