## HiMCM Competition

HiMCM is a high school mathematical modeling competition. Students have the option to model two different real world problems. The students work in groups and at MAMs are tasked with solving the problem and writing up a multiple page paper on how they solved it in 36 hours.
My group chose to work on a problem that dealt with estimating the future water levels of Lake Mead, which supplies water to farms and individuals in Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, and California. Lake Mead has been the subject level of climate change, and over the past decades its water levels have dropped significantly due to climate change. Though, future measures aim to initiate reductions in the water allocations, so we had to account for different parameters that could affect future water levels. Though, we also had to form an ideal plan for reducing water allocations. Our group approached the problem, by doing research on the statesâ€™ water consumption from Lake Mead, previous data from the inflow to lake Mead, and using measurements to calculate its volume (a factor that influenced water levels). By estimating inflow and outflow based on the year we came to our conclusions.