Losing Our Lakes

From Newsweek. (photos)

Scientists from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography in San Diego say that Lake Mead, the largest man-made lake and reservoir in the United States, which supplies water as well as hydroelectric power to tens of millions of people throughout the Southwest, could be dry in just 13 years. But Lake Mead is just one of a number of lakes throughout the world that are imperiled. Large and small bodies of water from Australia to Chile to China to Kenya to Central Asia to South Carolina are sadly deteriorating because of drought, global warming, chemical pollution, increased water demand, excessive fishing and other factors.


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