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  Lake Mead
This is a picture of Lake Mead. The water used to go to the top of the white line.

Drought Facts
A drought happens when nature gives us less rain and snow than usual.

In Southern Nevada, our drinking water comes from Lake Mead.

Water in Lake Mead comes from the Colorado River.

Water in the Colorado River comes from snowmelt and rain in the Rocky Mountains.

Over the last few years, there has not been enough snow in the Rocky Mountains, so the Colorado River has not had much water to fill Lake Mead.

That means Southern Nevada is in a drought.

Because of the drought, we need to be extra careful with our water. Make sure you save water and tell your friends and family to save too!