Monday, June 21, 2021

Lake Mead: The devastating impact of drought on America's largest reservoir | ITV News



 The Western US states are bracing themselves for one of their worst-ever summer heatwaves.

Temperatures are surging, reaching a blistering 53 degrees Celsius in California's Death Valley - that's 128 Fahrenheit.

The heat, and a lack of rainfall, has led to unprecedented water shortages.

Including at America's largest reservoir - Lake Mead, in Nevada, which powers the mighty Hoover Dam.

And the probable reason for these temperature extremes is, say many experts, devastatingly simple. Climate change.


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