NASA images reveal Lake Mead is shrinking

Lake Mead in the U.S is slowly disappearing. It’s the largest reservoir and  a crucial source of water and hydroelectric power of U.S. NASA is a firsthand witness to this devastating occurrence. More than 40 million people are dependent on this lake for water. 

Recent release by NASA showcases troubling images of changes in Lake Mead over the years. The scene is very disturbing according to researchers.The pictures reveals that Lake Mead has been shrinking for decades. 

The water in Lake Mead was at its lowest point since 1937 on July 18. It now rests at 27% of ite capacity. 

Experts states referring to the NASA images how much the reservoir haa changed. The Lake has created a “bathtub ring”. It is a phenomenon where a light colourer outline exists where water used to be present. When the water started to disappear, the land dried up leaving behind the bathtub ring. 

Along with climate change the Lake has been shrinking also because of a mega-drought that struck the western U.S. It’s the worst drought in 12 centuries according to NASA.

Some few major countries of the States are dependent on the Lake for water and their source of electricity. This is because Lake Mead falls in the Colorado River Basin and countries like San Diego, Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angele gets their water and electricity through the Colorado River Basin. 

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