Lake Mead: Largest Water  Reservoir in the U.S. at Historic Lows Because of Drought

Lake Mead, largest water reservoir in America, resulted when thousands of out-of-work men and women built the Hoover Dam during the Depression.

The dam served to not only tame the Colorado River but create a water resource for Nevada and New Mexico and generate electricity for hundreds of thousands of people throughout the West.

Unprecedented drought has brought the levels of Lake Mead down to historic lows not seen since the 1930’s.  The so-called ‘bathtub ring’ shows the dramatic decrease in water level.

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