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447.59 FEET
2/28/2012
Full Pool: 445.0
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Water: Battleground of the West

Durango Herald

Date: 9/2/2014 12:48:00 AM

A cocktail of climate change, drought and population increase threatens an uncertain water future for 40 million people in seven states who rely on the Colorado River Basin for water. A 2012 study by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation found there likely will

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Worldwide Water in 2050: Reducing Scarcity is Possible

Green Building Elements

Date: 9/1/2014 11:29:00 PM

In California, legislators are currently proposing a $7.5 billion emergency water plan to their voters; and U.S. federal officials last year warned residents of Arizona and Nevada that they could face cuts in Colorado River water deliveries in 2016

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Colorado farming, ranching water ‘in the crosshairs’ as big reservoirs dwindle

Summit County Citizens Voice

Date: 9/1/2014 10:15:00 PM

FRISCO — A new $11 million effort to keep water flowing in the Colorado River to Lake Powell could up the pressure on Colorado farmers and ranchers to sell or lease their water. In fact, agriculture is in the crosshairs in Colorado, according to the

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Big stripers taken from Colorado River

Mohave Daily News

Date: 9/1/2014 4:23:00 PM

BULLHEAD CITY — The Loch Ness Monster is generally regarded as a hoax, part of the lore and lure of a giant creature occupying the waters of a lake in the Scottish Highlands. Monster stripers, on the other hand, are very real. These fish patrol the

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Austin not yet seeking pipelines for water needs

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal

Date: 9/1/2014 1:00:00 AM

Foregoing such plans means Austin will rely even more heavily on the Colorado River — just as San Antonio depends more on underground water. The Colorado has been crippled by a shortage of inflows from its tributaries amid droughts. But forecasters say

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• River: Colorado River
• Surface Area: 19,300 Acres
• Shoreline: 450 Miles
• Volume: 648,000 Acre Feet
• Drainage Area: 178,392 Square Miles
• Average Depth: 35 Feet
Lake Havasu is a large reservoir behind Parker Dam on the Colorado River, on the border between California and Arizona. Lake Havasu City sits on the lake's eastern shore. The lake has a capacity of 648,000 acre feet (799,000,000 m3). The concrete arch dam was built by the United States Bureau of Reclamation between 1934 and 1938. The lake's primary purpose is to store water for pumping into two aqueducts.
Lake Havasu is well known for its recreational fishing and boating, which bring in 750,000 visitors a year. Fishing tournaments are often held on the lake, where bass are the main catch.
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