Drought Sends Hoover Dam Reservoir To Record Low


One of the most important reservoirs in the western U.S. is dealing with record-low water levels due to drought.

  • Lake Mead, a reservoir created by Hoover Dam along the Colorado River, has dropped to 1,071 feet above sea level - the lowest point since its creation in the 1930's.
  • Much of the western U.S. has struggled with drought in recent years, leading to California wildfires and severe water restrictions in states like Nevada and Utah.
  • How concerned are you about environmental issues like these? Is it a cyclical thing, or a one-way move caused by climate change?

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