Lake Powell water levels 50 feet lower than in 2020

September 29, 2021

ST. GEORGE, Utah (ABC4) – Water levels in Lake Powell and Lake Mead are lower than they’ve been since they were built, according to leaders from the Colorado River Authority of Utah. As 1/3 of Utahns rely on the Colorado River for drinking water, officials say they need residents to conserve water now more than ever.

The Colorado River, Lake Powell, and Lake Mead are all connected and extremely low on water. Lake Powell alone is 50 feet lower than it was last year, according to Gene Shawcroft, the state’s Colorado River Commissioner.