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Water Levels at Lake Mead Down by 14 Feet

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A lot people jokingly talk about how lame Lake Mead can be. That's because Lake Mead's web url goes like this:, a product of the National Park Service's naming policy (take the first two letters of the first two words--they actually did change the nickname of Carlsbad Caverns National Park). Anyway, the truly lame thing that is happening these days for the popular destinations for Southern Californians is that the water levels are going down, prompting the closure of at least two marinas and costing the park $11 million to adjust to the new lower levels, which is 14-feet below last year’s lowest point. This is all happening because the snow pack in the Rockies wasn't so great this year, which means less water down the Colorado River, which eventually means less water in general for Southern California.