Scottsdale's new Drought Management Plan indicates that a Tier 1 shortage declaration would limit water hauling to Scottsdale residents and businesses. Scottsdale has notified us that water hauling will be limited to Scottsdale residents/businesses effective 12/31/2022.
In August 2021, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation officially declared a Tier 1 for 2022.
Lake Mead Elevations that determine each Tier:
Tier 1: 1,075'
Tier 2: 1,050'
Tier 3: 1,025'
DEAD POOL: 895'
Monthly 24-Month Study Reports present hydrological descriptions and projected operations for the Colorado River system reservoirs for the next two years. The 24-Month Study Report is a combination of a write up of recent, current and potential future operations and a listing of the 24-Month Study computer model output. The 24-Month Study computer model projects future reservoir conditions and potential dam operations for the system reservoirs given existing reservoir conditions; inflow forecasts and projections; and a variety of operational policies and guidelines. Monthly reservoir inflow forecasts and projections are produced by the National Weather Service, Colorado Basin River Forecast Center .