|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.