The Other States Affected by the Water Crisis

June 19, 2015

California’s depleting water reserves makes its way into many headlines, but it’s not the only state in the American West experiencing a long-term drought.

Business Insider shares an interactive infographic by Dean Farrell of University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, illustrating the drying up of the West’s water reservoirs.

The biggest decrease of water levels is actually in Lake Powell, straddling the Utah and Arizona border, which was only 45.4 percent full in May. Similarly, Lake Mead in the southern tip of Nevada was only 37.6 percent full.

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