"Even if we have a good water year like we did in 2011, that doesn't undo 16 years of drought," said Rose Davis, a Bureau of Reclamation spokeswoman in Nevada.
Western drought watchers eye Lake Mead water level →
Davis said the bureau expects a slight increase in water level to about 1,083 feet by Jan. 1, 2015.
Drought: Water levels at Nevada's Lake Mead drop to new low →
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