LAS VEGAS -- The Colorado River is running out of water and that's a big problem for the millions of people who live in the Southwest. Lake Mead, which is fed by the river, is now at it's lowest level since the Hoover Dam was built almost 80 years ago.
The lake also happens to be where southern Nevada gets most of its drinking water. The lake is expected to drop even more in the coming years.
The problem is two-fold. The 14-year drought has dried up water making it the driest stretch since Lake Mead was created. Also tremendous growth has occurred since the Colorado River Pact was signed in 1924 which divided up the water among severn western states.