There was an article in our daily newspaper, The Arizona Republic, about a week ago reporting that Lake Mead is now 16 feet higher than it was last November, its record low, and that it will rise another 30 feet by the end of this year due to the snow this past winter.
Hopefully we will have several more winters of good snowfall in the Rocky Mountains to replenish Lake Mead even more. I am sure that would make the ski resort industry happy, and it will be welcome by the farmers and residents of the desert Southwest.
Even though Scottsdale is more than 200 miles (300 km) from the Colorado River, we get some of our drinking water from the Colorado downstream from Lake Mead, transported that distance by the Central Arizona Project pumps and canal system.
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