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Mr. Syd

Producer for the Steve Harvey Morning Show, Sundays 4 pm to 9 pm

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - JUNE 12: Watercraft navigate at Lake Mead near Boulder Beach on June 12, 2021 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. This week, The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reported that Lake Mead, North America's largest artificial reservoir, dropped to 1,071.53 feet above sea level, the lowest it's been since being filled in 1937 after the construction of the Hoover Dam. The declining water levels are a result of a nearly continuous drought for the past two decades coupled with increased water demands in the Southwestern United States. The drought has left a white "bathtub ring" of mineral deposits left by higher water levels on the rocks around the lake. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The drought in the West which has persisted since the year 2000 has reached a point that we didn’t want to get to as the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has declared the first ever water shortage at Lake Mead for 2022.

Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the U.S. as supplies water for Nevada as well as Arizona, California and parts of Mexico.

Less rainfall and less snowfall during winter months has diminished the amount of water that flows into the Colorado River annually contributing to the falling water levels in Lake Mead and also in Lake Powell in Utah. Officials with the Southern Nevada Water Authority say that Nevada residents will not feel any immediate effect from the declaration.

Water conservation efforts in the state have been successful and Nevada already uses less water than it’s yearly allocation and uses less than what the new allocation will be. The authority encourages Nevada residents to continue their water conservation efforts.

Born in New York City but also consider myself a native of Detroit. Attended college at Michigan State University. Started radio career in Detroit in 1980. Moved to Vegas in 1989. Worked 14 years at KCEP 88.1 before getting hired at Beasley with 105.7 in 2014.