Lake Mead Has Dropped To Its Lowest Level Ever

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Lake Mead (Photo credit: PracticalHacks/Flickr CC by 2.0)

Article courtesy of Mary Beth Griggs | April 28, 2015 | Popular Science | Shared as educational material

Lake Mead sank to its lowest level in history in April of 2015. The body of water, created by the construction of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s, was reduced to a mere 1,080.07 feet above sea level, minimally smaller than the previous record of 1,080.19 set the previous August. Millions of people in the region rely on Lake Mead for water and electricity generated at Hoover Dam. Unfortunately, as water levels fall, it gets more difficult for the dam’s turbines to produce electricity. Read more about it here:

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