For the last 23 years, the Colorado River has remained in a megadrought, affecting water storage in its reservoirs, hydroelectric power production, and water accessibility for surrounding communities.
This year, record levels of snow were reported in areas surrounding the Colorado River Basin, allowing reservoirs to refill significantly. However, water storage remains grim for Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the two largest reservoirs in the system.
The recent snowpack whitening Colorado’s mountain peaks has given water officials some breathing room to manage the Colorado River Basin’s ongoing drought but is not a permanent solution.
Lake Powell will likely see about 10 million acre-feet of water flow into the reservoir by the end of September, it’s projected to rise by about 35 feet to an elevation of 3,557 feet. That downstream release is on the low end of what’s allowed by management guidelines set in 2007.
Lake Mead will likely keep dropping, its elevation is projected to fall by about 12 feet to 1,034 by the end of September.
Last year, Kurita Water Industries donated $10,000 to the Colorado River Basin. This year, they hope to double their donation!
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For every thousand pounds of Vitec™ 3000, 4000, and 7000 supplied by Avista Technologies, Inc in the Colorado River Basin states*, Kurita Water Industries will donate based on the estimated water savings, to a water conservation project supported by the Water Resilience Coalition (WRC).**
*Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.
** The WRC is an initiative under the CEO Water Mandate and UN Global Compact.