(Boulder City, NV) — The valley’s largest source of drinking water could be affected by a new forecast for the Colorado River. According to the Bureau of Reclamation, a drier winter has meant less water for the river that supplies Lake Mead. The man-made lake is expected to drop 17 feet over the next year. The Las Vegas Valley gets about 90-percent of its water from the lake by way of the Colorado River.
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