High good, low bad: Mead in November

Posted on | December 1, 2009 | 1 Comment

For the moment, the future of Lake Mead is a coin toss, writes Henry Brean in the Las Vegas Review Journal. By this time next year, the surface of the reservoir could rise by about 15 feet or drop to a level not seen since 1937, when the lake was being filled for the first time. To keep reading Brean’s November 27, 2009 article, click hereAfter the jump are the federal Bureau of Reclamation closing elevations for Lake Mead for the month of November along with contrasting closing November levels going back to 2004.


November 30,2009:1,093.53

November 30, 2008: 1,107.33

November 30, 2007:1,111.22

November 30, 2006:1,126.63

November 30, 2005:1,135.27

November 30, 2004:1,130.13

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  1. Gag me with a high rise | Chance of Rain
    December 1st, 2009 @ 11:45 am

    […] already so hot that outdoor plazas need cattle misters, Las Vegas is running out of water and its existing reserves are shrinking. Rather, it built its latest playground on the assurance from its politicians and water-planners […]

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