World Water Monitoring Day
May 16, 2023
Las Vegas has our own major body of water: Lake Mead! Ninety percent of Las Vegas’s water comes from Lake Mead 2. As most in the Las Vegas Valley know, Lake Mead’s water levels have been dwindling over the past few years. See here for a blog post we recently featured on Lake Mead facts.
The Southern Nevada Water Authority and scientists from federal agencies already collect and monitor the water of Lake Mead monthly. At Lake Mead, on an average year, will drop 12 feet. said Michael Rosen, a U.S. Geological Survey water quality specialist who works on the lake. The hope is that the water managers will manipulate water in such a way that they will be able to compensate for the low years by moving water different places. 3
Want to do your part and help keep Lake Mead and Las Vegas’ water clean? Learn how you can participate in World Water Monitoring Day and visit http://www.monitorwater.org/GetInvolved.aspx.
Last Updated: October 11, 2023