Body in Barrel Exposed As Level of Nevada’s Lake Mead Drops

A body inside a barrel was found on the the newly exposed bottom of Nevada's Lake Mead as drought depletes one of the largest U.S. reservoirs.

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This photo taken Monday, April 25, 2022, by the Southern Nevada Water Authority shows the top of Lake Mead drinking water Intake No. 1 above the surface level of the Colorado River reservoir behind Hoover Dam. The intake is the uppermost of three in the deep, drought-stricken lake that provides Las Vegas with 90% of its drinking water supply. (Southern Nevada Water Authority via AP)
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A body inside a barrel was found over the weekend on the the newly exposed bottom of Nevada’s Lake Mead as drought depletes one of the largest U.S. reservoirs — and officials predicted the discovery could be just the first of more grim finds. “I would say there is a very good chance as the water level drops that we are going to find additional human remains,” Las Vegas police Lt.…

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