Drought on Lake Mead, 2010

Drought on Lake Mead, 2010

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Caption: View of Lake Mead and the water level drop as a result of the effects of drought along the Colorado River. Here we see a closer view of just how expansive that drought has been (notice the boat along the rocks for size comparison). About 100ft high. A drought is a period of below-average precipitation in a given region, resulting in prolonged shortages its waters supply, whether atmospheric, surface or ground water. A drought can last for months or years, or may be declared after as few as 15 days. It can have a substantial impact on the ecosystem and agriculture of the affected region. Although droughts can persist for several years, even a short, intense drought can cause significant damage and harm to the local economy. Photo dated 2010.

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