Highest and lowest water levels in Lake Mead in the United States from 1970 to 2024

Early 1970s:

Water levels were likely rising as the Colorado River filled the reservoir after its initial construction phase. Data for specific highs aren't readily available.

1983:

Lake Mead reached its record high of approximately 1,225 feet (373 meters) above sea level. This reflects a period of abundant precipitation filling the reservoir.

Mid-1990s:

Data isn't specific, but water levels remained generally high, likely above 1,200 feet.

Early 2000s:

A shift towards drier conditions began to cause water levels to decline.

2022:

News reports indicated Lake Mead hitting its lowest levels since the 1930s, reaching depths below 1,085 feet (331 meters).

February 15, 2024:

A water level update showed Lake Mead at 1,075.15 feet (327.7 meters).

Present (June 2024):

Specific data for June 2024 isn't available, but the trend suggests ongoing decline.

Future:

Predictions are uncertain, but continued drought conditions could push Lake Mead to even lower levels.