Lake Mead Needs Water!

Several photos in this set show you just how low our beautiful Lake Mead water level really is, thanks to the ongoing and apparently never ending drought here in the American southwest. The spillway shown has been dry since the 1980’s to the best of my knowledge. Note the gigantic hole that swallows the water, sending it far below.



Categories:America, Boulder City, Geology, Hoover Dam, Las Vegas, Mojave Desert, Nevada, Nikon, Photography

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  1. Been a dry off-season here too. After a couple rainy years, doesn’t feel right.

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  2. It’s incredible !
    Before translating your text, I wondered if it was a dam that would begin its activity.
    I learn that since 1980 >>> almost 40 years … it is dry.

    I then went looking for information on the internet (in French), and, indeed, the article predicted that in 2011 the lake would be dry.
    It is said that now one can see an ancient ghost town in what is the bottom of the lake; St Thomas.

    Out of curiosity I went to see on Google map what the ghost town of St. Thomas looked like in the lake which is dry, and here you go; https://www.google.fr/maps/place/St+Thomas,+Nevada+89040,+%C3%89tats-Unis/@36.4541327,-114.3540133,55946m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x80c968dcc7bbbc79:0xb36488e4232f10e7!8m2!3d36.4663185!4d-114.3706643

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