Incoming Storm Could Boost Water Level Recovery at Lake Mead

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Incoming Storm , Could Boost Water Level , Recovery at Lake Mead.
'Newsweek' reports that a Pacific storm is
expected to bring "widespread precipitation"
to a large portion of the United States.
Widespread precipitation with
the next Pacific storm driven by
a strong extended jet stream -
a cold front and atmospheric river
is expected Thursday with
much colder air for Friday
and lower snow levels, National Weather Service office in San Diego, via X.
The deluge of rain is also expected to benefit
water levels at Lake Mead, which are already
26 feet higher than the same time in 2023.
Following years of drought, Lake Mead hit
alarmingly low levels in the summer of 2022. .
Above-average precipitation during
the winter helped water levels at
the reservoir begin to recover in 2023.
National Weather Service (NWS) meteorologist
Chris Outler told 'Newsweek' that any
rain-producing storm system in the
Colorado River basin will benefit Lake Mead. .
The lake will definitely be getting
some of the rain, and so will the
basins that drain into the lake.
We'll take anything we can get, Chris Outler, National Weather Service
(NWS) meteorologist, via 'Newsweek'.
'Newsweek' reports that a majority of Lake Mead's
recovery can be attributed to snow melt that
feeds into the Colorado River every spring.
At the end of November, water levels
at Lake Mead began increasing again,
after maintaining levels since September. .
As of January 30, Lake Mead has reached
1,072 feet, which represents a four foot
increase since the beginning of the month.