If you’re into nice round numbers (or live in Las Vegas and like drinking water coming out of your tap), keep hitting reload over here – Lake Mead’s elevation is about to cross 1,100 feet above sea level for the first time since – oh, was it only April 2010?
Meanwhile, upstream at Lake Powell:
During June and July, the elevation will likely increase rapidly and is projected to reach a peak elevation for the year in early August 2011 of approximately 3660 to 3665 feet above sea level. This would be 35 to 40 feet below the full pool elevation of 3700 feet. The last time Lake Powell was at an elevation in this range was in October of 2001 near the beginning of the most current drought.