Chevron USA admitted that to meet a goal of developing a half million barrels of oil from sedimentary rock in northwest Colorado it would need 120,000 acre feet of water a year. That’s enough to meet the needs of 1 million people per year.
Lake Mead, which is formed by the Hoover Dam, has been suffering for years as an expansive drought across the west coupled with rising temperatures and populations stresses the massive manmade body of water.
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