Officials Pull ‘Emergency Lever’ as Lake Powell Plunges Toward Dangerous New Low | Gizmodo

3e275aaf29ff446ac3ac41592b862af1 Officials Pull ‘Emergency Lever’ as Lake Powell Plunges Toward Dangerous New Low | Gizmodo

The latest megadrought alarm bell just went off in the West. The Bureau of Reclamation began emergency water releases from reservoirs upstream in the Colorado River this week in an effort to keep Lake Powell, the country’s second-largest reservoir, full enough to continue to generate hydroelectric power.

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