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‘Holy Christ, That’s Bad’ — Lake Mead’s Water Intake Pipe Exposed for 1st Time

By Tyler Durden | 28 April 2022

ZERO HEDGE — The top of the first water intake pipe at Lake Mead is now visible as the lake’s plummeting water level hit a new record low.

“It’s official – the top of Intake No. 1 is now visible and the low lake level pumping station is now operational,” tweeted Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA).

After nearly half a century, the first intake is out of service and can no longer draw water. Water levels at the lake hit record lows this week, falling to 1,056 feet. Luckily, SNWA has two other intakes at much lower levels that are still operational.

“There was no impact to operation’s ability to deliver water,” Bronson Mack, public outreach officer SNWA, told CNN“Customers didn’t notice anything. It was a seamless transition,” he said while referring to the switch of intake number 2.

Water flowing down the Colorado River supplies Lake Mead and Powell. The river system supports 40 million people across seven Western states and Mexico. […]

2 Comments on ‘Holy Christ, That’s Bad’ — Lake Mead’s Water Intake Pipe Exposed for 1st Time

  1. Since 2017 we have received several million new inhabitants, known as illegals into this country. But the current Government under Biden and his incompetent or intentional evil deeds to U.S. citizens, is planning to allow many millions of new people. These people will be thirsty too. Plus most of them will live in the area of the South Western U.S. where the water shortage already is!

  2. Police: Body in barrel dumped in Lake Mead decades ago

    “We are in the process of trying to identify the victim,” Spencer said, adding the preliminary estimate is that the barrel was dumped in the lake roughly 40 years ago. … The find was only made possible by Lake Mead’s rapidly declining lake levels. Spencer said it is possible the barrel was dumped in the lake from a boat.

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