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DRIED UP: Lakes Mead and Powell are at the epicenter of the biggest Western drought in history

The American West is experiencing its driest period in human history, a megadrought that threatens health, agriculture and entire ways of life.

  • Zack Budryk
  • The Hill

DRIED UP is a series of stories examining the dire effects of the drought on the states most affected — as well as the solutions Americans are embracing.

Nowhere is the Southwest’s worst drought since the year 800 more evident than Lake Powell and Lake Mead, the pair of artificial Colorado River reservoirs whose plunging levels threaten major water and power sources for tens of millions of people.

Already, the region is being forced to adapt to the sweeping effects of climate change, and…

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