Megadrought grips Lake Mead exposing intake valve

Leviticus 26:18-20 “And if in spite of this you will not listen to me, then I will discipline you again sevenfold for your sins, and I will break the pride of your power, and I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze. And your strength shall be spent in vain, for your land shall not yield its increase, and the trees of the land shall not yield their fruit.

Important Takeaways:

  • Lake Mead falls to an unprecedented low, exposing one of the reservoir’s original water intake valves
  • The West is in the grips of a climate change-fueled megadrought, and Lake Mead – the largest manmade reservoir in the country and a source of water for millions of people – has fallen to an unprecedented low.
  • The valve had been in service since 1971 but can no longer draw water, according to the Southern Nevada Water Authority
  • As a result, the water authority has begun operating new, low-lake pumping station for the first time – a valve situated deeper at the bottom of Lake Mead
  • New Mexico’s drought has been steadily intensifying since the beginning of the year, and extreme or exceptional drought now covers 68% of the state.
  • Further west, water officials in Southern California are now demanding that residents and businesses limit outdoor watering to one day a week.
  • It’s the first time they’ve implemented such a strict rule.

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