The drought is getting very bad here in New Mexico. Temps will be near or at 100 in the next several days in New Mexico with no rain in sight and fire danger high.
FROM THE HILL:
The reservoir formed by the Hoover Dam has reached a record low level, a sign of the negative impact extreme droughts are having on the region.
The falling levels are a huge worry for farmers and people living in Western states who depend on Lake Mead as part of their water supply.
Reuters reported that the surface of Lake Mead, the reservoir shaped by the Hoover Dam, had dropped to 1,071.56 feet above sea level as of 11 p.m. local time on Wednesday, falling below the lowest level that had been previously set on July 1, 2016.
The reservoir’s water level has dropped 140 feet since 2000, according to Reuters.