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Old 11-12-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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Default Colorado river lakes water levels

Since all the big lakes on the Colorado river (Powell, Mead, Mojave, Havasu) border Arizona, I guess this is a reasonable place for this post.

We have gone to Lake Powell each year for the past four, Ive seen Lake Powell level go up.. Lake Mead however seems to continually go down. Mojave I don't know about. Havasu level I believe varies only by something like 5 feet because this is where the California aqueduct draws from.

Must be some enormously complex water rights laws and agreement involved.. but any reason why for example Powell levels went up in the last few years but I understand Mead levels went down?
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:07 AM
 
Location: San Jose, CA
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I believe I read somewhere that they intentionally kept the level of Lake Mead low for fear of a terrorist attack on the Hoover Dam. Now that the new bridge is done, it will be interesting to see if they raise the water level. I know the marinas have been suffering mightily there.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:23 AM
 
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OP...Here's a news story that may answer your questions.
Recent rains make Lake Mead's water level rise more than foot - Breaking News - ReviewJournal.com
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