The National Park Service says a third set of human remains has been discovered in Lake Mead amid the drought

Park rangers responded to the discovery of human remains at the swimming beach area of ​​the park in Boulder City, Nevada, around 4:30 p.m. “Park rangers are on the scene and have set up a perimeter to recover the remains,” the release said.

The Clark County Medical Examiner is assisting in determining the cause of death, the park service said.

It is at least the Third Body Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the country retreated to an unprecedented level.
first body, Found on May 1A barrel was found and may have been a homicide victim who died of a gunshot wound, “sometime in the mid-70s to early 80s, based on the clothing and footwear the victim was found in,” according to a news release. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police.
Another one The remains were found on May 7 in the Calville Bay area of ​​the park.
The seeping water has also exposed previously sunken boats A World War II landing craft last month.
About 40 million people in the West rely on water from the Colorado River and its two largest reservoirs – Lake Mead and Lake Powell. The Climate Change-Fuel Mega Drought.
As of Tuesday, Lake Mead The water level was 1,040 feet, about 174 feet below its level in 2000, when it was last considered full. This is the lowest level since the reservoir was filled in the 1930s.
Low water level of the lake One of the reservoir’s original water intake valves was exposed First time in April. The valve has been in service since 1971, but it can no longer take water, according to the Southern Nevada Water Commission. The agency is responsible for managing water resources for 2.2 million people in southern Nevada, including Las Vegas.

“The lake has dried up dramatically in the last 15 years,” Las Vegas Metropolitan Police homicide Lt. Ray Spencer said in May. As water levels drop further, “we will find more bodies dumped in Lake Mead”.

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