The largest reservoir in the United States has become record shallow


The Lake Mead reservoir on the border of Nevada and Arizona, the largest in the United States, has sunk to 1044,03 feet (approximately 318 meters), the smallest depth of a reservoir since its formation in the 1930s after the construction of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.


The white line on the map shows the border of the lake in June 2013.


The last time the reservoir was almost completely filled was in 1999, and since then its level has been falling. If the lake becomes shallow to 895 feet (approximately 273 meters), this will entail huge negative consequences for the population of Arizona, California, Nevada and the surrounding areas of Mexico. Robert Glennon, professor emeritus at the University of Arizona, warned about this.

According to the expert, frequent droughts, exacerbated by climate change and an increase in demand for water resources in the southwestern United States, have contributed to the depletion of the reservoir in the past two decades. Further shallowing of the lake may lead to the exhaustion of the hydropower potential of the reservoir.

Meanwhile, a similar situation is developing in the neighboring regions of the country. Thus, the authorities appealed to the residents of Texas with a request to reduce electricity consumption due to the unfavorable situation that has developed at energy facilities due to heat.
  • Photos used: Graeme Maclean/flickr.com
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  1. Bulanov Offline Bulanov
    Bulanov (Vladimir) 4 July 2022 16: 31
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    Isn't this a harbinger of an earthquake?
    1. Valentine Offline Valentine
      Valentine (Valentin) 4 July 2022 17: 05
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      Quote: Bulanov
      Isn't this a harbinger of an earthquake?

      This is another reason to increase tension between us and EuroUSA in terms of all raw materials located on the vast lands of all of Russia, both underground, forest and water, for which bloody wars will begin in the near future - drought, crop failures, famine, the extinction of millions of earthlings, water will be more expensive than gold and diamonds, and Russia is not offended by God in this respect, so if we add to all this America’s desire to become the master of the earth, then there will be a world apocalypse, and no desalination of the seas and oceans will help us if the whole world cannot gather together, and peacefully resolve all pressing issues, otherwise "everything is in ruins."
      1. zavhoz_rus Offline zavhoz_rus
        zavhoz_rus (Alexey) 5 July 2022 00: 04
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        Nothing, now it’s not 41 suddenly these bastards will not be able to attack us
  2. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Boris) 4 July 2022 17: 39
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    Eliminate Las Vegas as a city unit and the water in Colorado will be exactly)
  3. Moray Boreas Offline Moray Boreas
    Moray Boreas (Morey Borey) 6 July 2022 16: 04
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    Everything must be returned to the Indians. And the alien Americans are scrapped.