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Above average snowfall expected to help Lake Mead

Posted at 8:20 AM, Apr 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-18 11:20:25-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — It looks like all the snowfall this year is good news for Lake Mead.

The winter's snowpack runoff should help the reservoir according to a newly-released study from the Bureau of Reclamation.

Snow in the upper Colorado River basin is about 130% above average.

Lake Mead's elevation is predicted to be almost 10 feet above what is considered a shortage.

The Reclamation Commissioner expressed caution saying one good year cannot erase two decades of severe drought.