The United States’ Largest Reservoir Drops to Historic Lows Amid Drought

Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the U.S., provides stark visual evidence of the western United States’ ongoing drought, as the waterline drops to a historic low. Full Story: In the 1930s, the construction of Hoover Dam created Lake Mead, the single largest reservoir in the United States. It supplies … Continue reading

California Drought Brings Back Gold Fever

California rivers, low from the recent drought, are ushering in a new gold rush. Professional miners—along with hobbyists like Bruce Meyer—are hurrying to uncover precious metals by panning, sniping, and prospecting at the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. Read more about the new gold rush: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/08/140814-california-drought-gold-rush-water-climate-mining-panning/ VIDEOGRAPHER AND EDITOR: … Continue reading