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With Extended Drought, Biggest US Reservoir at Lowest Level Ever

The 16-year drought in parts of the western United States has dropped the water level in the country's largest reservoir at Lake Mead to its lowest level in its 81-year history. When full, the lake — straddling the Nevada-Arizona state border that was formed with the construction of the Hoover Dam during the Great Depression of the 1930s — has a surface elevation of more than 370 meters above sea level. It provides crucial water to the two states and also California, including Los...

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