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Evidence of a continuing, two-decade drought is visible in summer 2017 at Lake Mead, which is fed by the Colorado River in northwest Arizona/southern Nevada. (Alexis Kuhbander/Cronkite News, File)

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A dry winter for the region feeding the Colorado River means Lake Mead’s water level could drop, but not enough to trigger an emergency shortage declaration that would force water cutbacks in Nevada and Arizona.

By Associated Press March 25, 2018