Latest Projection: Lake Powell Could Reach Critically Low Water Level By JulyThe latest river flow and reservoir storage projections from the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation suggest Lake Powell's surface level could fall to the "power pool" mark and risk damaging the Glen Canyon Dam's power-generating turbines as early as July of next year.
Boat Ramps Closed At 3 Reservoirs On Colorado's Western Slope, Closures Expected At Blue Mesa As Water Level DropsColorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) announced on Thursday the closure of boat ramps at Eleven Mile Reservoir, John Martin Reservoir, and Vega State Park. The National Park Service, meanwhile, published a timeline Friday for anticipated boat ramps closures at Blue Mesa Reservoir.
Drawing Down The Blue Mesa To Help The Dry WestNext month, the Bureau of Reclamation will begin a drawdown of Blue Mesa Reservoir near Gunnison. The Blue Mesa is already low because of the poor winter snowpack on the Western Slope.
Outlets At Blue Mesa, Other Upstream Reservoirs Opened To Raise Near-Critical Water Level At Lake PowellAmid predictions that the water surface at Arizona's Lake Powell will likely encroach on levels needed to maintain power generation at its dam for the first time since it was initially filled, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has taken the first step toward addressing the problem with water from upstream reservoirs.