Looks like I’m not the only one flying out west for work. My friend Ali snapped this shot of Lake Mead on her business trip to Las Vegas, Nevada.
Formed by the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead is the largest reservoir in the US. That is, when it’s at max capacity. Right now, the lake is only 39% full. It hit its new record monthly low in November, according to Wikipedia.
Evidence of the current decade-long drought can be seen in Ali’s picture above. The white area just above the water line was formed by minerals that collected where the water used to sit. Locals call the white strip the lake’s “bathtub ring”.