LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation says Lake Mead set a new record low for the 8th day in a row on Thursday.
The lake has fallen 143 feet since 2000 when it was last considered full. It is now at 36% capacity.
Experts say the lake is losing six feet each year just through evaporation.
25 million people rely on water from Lake Mead.
The falling water level also cut the electrical output of Hoover Dam by 25%.