WWII Ship Surfaces In Lake Mead

World War II-Era Boat Now Visible In Lake Mead, As Its Water Level Continues To Recede

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The receding waters of Nevada's Lake Mead have revealed an unexpected surprise: a sunken World War II vessel!

The Higgins boat, which was used for beach landings during the war, surfaced from 185 feet beneath the lake's surface, according to the National Park Service.

It's among a number of things -- including other boats and dead bodies -- that have appeared in the lake since it started losing water due to high temperatures and drought conditions.

"Lake Mead has a storied history in its 90 years as a National Park Unit with a variety of cultural and historical artifacts," says a rep for the Lake Mead National Recreation Center. "As water levels recede and fluctuate, it is possible that artifacts we do and don't know about may show themselves."

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