Leaking Las Vegas: Lake Mead Plunges To Record Low Amid Drought-pocalypse | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Leaking Las Vegas: Lake Mead Plunges To Record Low Amid Drought-pocalypse

Much of the Western half of the US is in a severe drought, and parts of the Southwest are "exceptionally dry," the worst category, according to US Drought Monitor. Taking this into account, the iconic Hoover Dam has just recorded the smallest amount of water inside Lake Mead since the 1930s.

The damming of the Colorado River at the Nevada-Arizona border created Lake Mead and supplies water to 25 million people, including in the cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix, Tucson, Los Angeles, and San Diego.

We've explained in the past if Lake Mead drops to dangerously low levels, the entire town of Las Vegas is absolutely screwed because two pipes, known as straws, are at elevation 1,050 feet and 1,000 feet. However, a third straw was recently constructed at 860 feet just in case the water level continued to drop. For Vegas to prevent a total collapse if Lake Mead continues to drop, it will have to continue constructing straws at lower and lower depths.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Water is fundamental to life.

This is why you need to be storing water, if you are at risk, as are the people serviced by the Hoover Dam, and people who don't think they are in danger of a water shortage.

With fire season upon it, and drought conditions getting worse, the Western US ....could get very ugly, and very quickly.

Please don't be a victim; think... and prepare.

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