The shocking numbers behind the Lake Mead drought crisis effecting 25,000,000 peopleThe last time Lake Mead was considered full was 2000Twenty o...The shocking numbers behind the Lake Mead drought crisis effecting 25,000,000 people
The last time Lake Mead was considered full was 2000
Twenty one years ago Lake Mead peaked at an elevation of 1,214 feet. The highest recorded level was in 1983 when it was 1,225 feet above sea level.
Experts say it may never be full again. Lake Mead is now at 36 percent capacity — a number that will continue to fall as the reservoir's rapid decline continues to outpace projections from just a few months earlier. Water levels are projected to drop another 20 feet by 2022.