Lake Powell Lake Mead

How High?



How high will Lake Powell and Lake Mead rise this summer? Hydrologists predict that Lake Powell will possibly rise by about 69 inches by July's end, and Lake Mead will increase by nearly 12 feet. This would mean Mead's rise will go from 29% to 31% full.

According to Paul Miller, a service coordination hydrologist with the Colorado River Basin Forecast Center, some places that have been under water will be again, but Powell is still going to be quite low.

Miller says that the Bureau of Reclamation is expected to give updates this month, but no major changes are expected.

Alex Proimos


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