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Old 2021-07-23, 20:19   #82
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Originally Posted by Uncwilly View Post
"Record low" for those to lakes are being reported falsely. The first day that the water was allowed to build behind the dams was the record low.
Yeah, it should have been "record low since the dam reached capacity". Kind of like how M51 is not the largest prime; just the largest known prime.

But, did you expect it to go up during NHS (northern Hemisphere Summer)?
I thought that Mead's decline would stop (monsoon runoff).

Edit: just looked up the averages for Powell. It typically reaches a low for the year in mid-April, just before most of the snowpack in the Rockies starts melting. The yearly high is usually in early July, after most of the melting is complete. So there's quite a large drop left before Powell starts rising again.

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