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

World’s Largest Gold Mining Cortez, U.S.

One more Barrick gold mine in Nevada. In 2011, production reached 1.421 million ounces of gold. The mine consists of three operations, namely Pipeline, South Pipeline and Cortez Hills. Pipeline and South Pipeline is an open pit mine, while Cortez Hills are under construction for underground mining. Cortez is the … Continue reading