Churning waters of the Colorado River

“The 2017–2018 runoff from the Upper Colorado River Basin into Lake Powell is history and it turned out to be on the short side coming in at 42% of normal. The six major tributaries that feed the waters of Lake Powell are currently running anywhere from 5% to 36% of normal. The result is that the levels of both Lake Powell and Lake Mead continue to drop and the risk of a shortage call in 2019 or 2020 increasing daily.”