From the Reporter
The Big Picture
Lake Mead, one of two major reservoirs for the Colorado River, recently hit its lowest point since it was filled — a warning sign for a river that gave San Diego 75 percent of its water last year.
The Colorado’s Challenges
Climate change is projected to reduce the river’s flow between 10 and 30 percent by 2050. And supply and demand are already out of whack on the river.
What the Future Holds
Lake Mead is currently rising, giving the Southwest a reprieve. But there’s no formal plan yet in place if severe shortage strikes.

Dagny Salas was web editor at Voice of San Diego from 2010 to 2013. She was an investigative fellow at VOSD from 2009 to 2010.

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