As a megadrought persists, new projections show a key Colorado River reservoir could sink to a record low later this year

Outlet: CNN

CNN: “It’s a math problem — Lake Mead normally releases 10.2 million acre-feet of water per year, and 9 million acre-feet flow into it,” said Brad Udall, a senior water and climate research scientist at Colorado State University. “At some point, because you have a 1.2 million acre-foot deficit each year, you’ve got to solve it or you’ll drain the reservoir.”