A worsening drought in states across the West is leading to lower water levels in the Colorado River and in the country’s most prominent reservoirs, Lake Mead and Lake Powell. Because of this, on Tuesday, U.S. officials announced they would be cutting back water allotments for certain states in the Southwest, including Nevada.
Arizona is facing a 21% cut in Lake Mead water allotment, Nevada faces an 8% cut, and Mexico, a 7% cut. The changes will go into effect during the 2023 calendar year.
Still, despite the cut to Nevada’s portion, a spokesperson for the Las Vegas Valley Water District said that this should not have any impact on the daily lives of Nevadans next. That is largely because Nevadans already use far less water than what the state is being allocated.
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