March 12, 2018 / Modified mar 12, 2018 8:38 a.m.

Lake Mead Level Focus of Gov Ducey's Water Policy Wants

Governor cites 50 percent chance of shortage declaration in 2020.

At the start of the year, Gov. Doug Ducey addressed the issue of water shortages with Arizona 360. Recently, his office released more information about the policies he wants lawmakers to consider, which mentions a nearly 50 percent chance of a shortage declaration occurring in 2020 as a result of declining water levels in Lake Mead.

Sharon Megdal, director of the University of Arizona Water Resources Research Center, explained why she wouldn't describe the situation in Lake Mead as a "crisis." She also discussed what groups across the state are currently doing to maintain current water levels in the lake.

Arizona 360
Arizona 360 airs Fridays at 8:30 p.m. on PBS 6 and Saturdays at 8 p.m. on PBS 6 PLUS. See more from Arizona 360.
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