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Lake Powell less than half full, see impacts from space

The Central Arizona Project (CAP) carries 1.5 million acre-feet of water from the Colorado River to Pima, Pinal, and Maricopa counties each year. Tucson Water distributed 93,250 acre-feet to over 220,000 customers in 2012. 

Lake Powell is a major reservoir on the Colorado River. According to the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Lake Powell is currently only at 42 percent of capacity as of May 20. The below images of Lake Powell were captured by a NASA satellite on May 12, 2014.

NASA Earth Observatory says "The low water levels are evident in these images, which were acquired by the Landsat 8 satellite on May 13, 2014. White bleached rock show where Lake Powell's shore is when the reservoir is at capacity. In the top image, which shows the northern section of Lake Powell, a muddy Colorado River flows through a largely empty lake bed.

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