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Drought continues, but Nevada’s already conserving water

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By Bill Dentzer/Las Vegas Review-Journal

Colorado River water users in Nevada won’t see shortages in 2020 thanks to existing conservation efforts, this year’s above average snowpack and a projected total runoff that will be 125 percent of average for the year.

Lake Mead, which supplies Southern Nevada with its water, will still start 2020 just below the level that triggers enhanced voluntary conservation by users in Nevada, Arizona and Mexico, according to projections in a report released by the federal Bureau of Reclamation Thursday.

Nevada users, however, already save approximately seven times more water than the amount they will need to conserve in 2020, meaning no curtailment in usage next year.

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