Lake Powell's drastic drop in water level shown in clear satellite images• MSN
Lake Powell, a massive reservoir that millions of people rely on for water and hydropower electricity, dipped to a critical point last month.
The difference is glaring.
After decades of drought, ????water levels in #LakePowell, the second-largest humanmade reservoir in the #US, have shrunk to its lowest level since it was created more than 50 years ago.— ESA EarthObservation (@ESA_EO) April 11, 2022
?????surface area changes of the reservoir (March 2018 and March 2022)
The lake's elevation dropped to 1075 m above sea level, its lowest level since the lake filled after the federal government dammed the Colorado River at Glen Canyon more than 50 years ago.
The satellite images show changes of the reservoir near Bullfrog Marina between March 2018 and March 2022.
The drop comes as hotter temperatures and less precipitation leave a smaller amount flowing through the over-tapped Colorado River.