Posted on July 6, 2022
“This is not the type of record we like to break,” DNR executive director Joel Ferry said. “It’s clear the lake is in trouble.”
Why it matters: The West’s megadrought, worsened by climate change, is shrinking the largest natural lake west of the Mississippi — and the largest salt-water lake in the Western Hemisphere.
Water has also been diverted for homes and crops in the fast-growing Beehive State.
The lake level will likely continue to decrease until fall or early winter, the state said.
Records date back to 1847.