High Plains Regional Climate Center and National Drought Mitigation Center
31, 2006 Report
Image © Ken Dewey, HPRCC. Lake Mead at 51% of capacity (October 31, 2006).
For more information about this photo and what is indicated by the
red lines put on the image, see the photo galleries.
"bathtub ring" is the result of exposing rocks that were at one time
under the water and collecting mineral deposits. A clear glass, for example, dipped in
water and then allowed to dry will have mineral deposit "spots" on the glass.
|> The level of Lake Mead at Hoover
Dam has been falling since October 1998, when it reached the
all-time high of 1215.76 feet.
> The level of Lake Mead at Hoover Dam has dropped 89.63 feet since October 1998.
> The October 2006 level of 1126.13 feet is the lowest October level since 1964 when it was only 1095.12 feet.
> It took 19 years after the 1964 low point for Lake Mead to fill up again.
Max. Elevation: 1,229 feet
as of October 31, 2006:
Horseshoe Lake is only at 2% of capacity
Alamo Reservoir is only at 14% of capacity
The following table has additional information on water levels on nearby reservoirs.
Other Reservoir Levels in the Southwest
(The data in this table are from Arizona Game and Fish)
Lake: (Horse Mesa)
unlike Lake Powell and Lake Mead is not allowed to
Lake Pleasant: (Waddell
October 31, 2006
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