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May 10, 2015

Shrinking Lake Mead

Shrinking Lake Mead

Nevada's Lake Mead, the largest capacity reservoir in the United States, is at record low levels as the Colorado River suffers from 14 years of severe drought.

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Fishermen fish from a boat on Lake Mead in Nevada as the effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen around them MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on a marina on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The water level from Lake Mead is shown from the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam as a prolonged drought affects the Western United States MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The depleted water level caused by a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The depleted water level caused by a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The water level from Lake Mead is shown from the Arizona side of the Hoover Dam as a prolonged drought affects the Western United States MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A diver on a barge works near a boat ramp extension on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at a marina on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The depleted water level caused by a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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James Spear drives his German build 1964 Anphicar onto a boat launch and out of Lake Mead in Nevada as he takes his mother and cousins for a drive on the lake MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at a marina on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at a marina on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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James Spears takes his 1964 German built Amphicar for a drive on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A replica of an old paddle wheeler makes its way along Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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James Spears takes his 1964 German built Amphicar for a drive on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A man sails his small boat on Lake Mead in Nevada as the effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen around him MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The depleted water level caused by a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at a marina on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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James Spears takes his 1964 German built Amphicar for a drive on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Spears takes his 1964 German built Amphicar for a drive on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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A freshwater carp comes to the surface looking for food in the shallow waters of Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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James Spears takes his 1964 German built Amphicar for a drive on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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The effect of a prolonged drought in the Western United States can be seen at a marina on Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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Freshwater carp come to the surface looking for food in the shallow waters of Lake Mead in Nevada MIKE BLAKE/REUTERS

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