SNWA Pats Us On The Back For Conserving Water
The SNWA (Southern Nevada Water Authority) is giving all of us a well-deserved “pat on the back” for our water conservation efforts over the past fifteen years.
According to an article written by Joe Vigil on Fox5Vegas.com, residents, communities and government officials from Nevada, California, Arizona, and New Mexico have put programs in place to conserve water throughout the Southwest United States in order to deal with severe drought conditions. As of Monday, April 3rd, the SNWA claims that the water level at Lake Mead is 80 feet higher than it would have been without these conservation efforts.
Per Vigil’s article: “had major water conservation efforts not been taking place among Colorado River water users over the years, the level might be around 966 feet. That is only 71 feet from Deadpool elevation, where water would no longer flow through Hoover Dam.”
Of course, we all know Lake Mead‘s water level is still much lower than it was back in the 1990’s. We can all see it in the color of the rocks, hills and mountains surrounding the lake. In fact, SNWA’s Bronson Mack told Vigil that the Bureau of Reclamation is considering many more alternative programs which they hope will reduce the demand on Lake Mead’s water supply by a large amount.
Another positive note about the water situation here in Southern Nevada is the fact that we have had so much snow and rain throughout the western portion of the United States this winter. Officials say the snowpack in the Colorado Rockies is “above average” and the projections for the runoff into the Colorado River, and then into Lake Mead, is “very positive.”
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Larry Martino is the long-time Afternoon Drive personality on 96.3 KKLZ. The views and opinions expressed in this blog are those of Larry Martino and not necessarily those of Beasley Media Group, LLC.