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More human remains found in Lake Mead as water levels hit historic lows

Another human remains were found in Lake Mead this week.

Authorities in Arizona, where water levels have plummeted as drought continues in the western United States, have responded to new reports of human skeletons found in a portion of the Lake Mead Recreation Area called Swim Beach. The Boulder Basin area of ​​the reservoir, approximately 30 miles from Las Vegas, according to the National Park Service.

Swim Beach, also known asBoulder Swim Beach, is one of the popular tourist destinations on Lake Mead. Human remains have been found there a number of times since the spring, the most recent occurring just over a week before him. At the time, the NPS said human bones found in the swim beach section of the lake may have belonged to another skeletal remains discovered in late July. was 

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This latest discovery indicates that human remains have surfaced at Lake Mead since early May at his 5 It's the second time. Park rangers responded to the new report around 8:00 pm. According to NPS, local time on Monday night local time, barriers have since been put in place around the swim beach area as authorities investigated for additional findings. 

Staff from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department's dive team assisted in the operation, the agency added. good. Investigations into the remains were still underway when NPS issued a news release about the incident on Tuesday. Officials said they had no plans to release any further information about the find at this time.

Reservoir levels fell to record lows, disrupting the region's interconnected water system and threatening water. A pattern of resurfaced ruins in Lake Mead has emerged this year. and power shortages throughout the region. 

Repeated fossil skeleton discoveries began in the spring when sailors observed barrels containing corpses at nearby Hemenway Harbor. rice field. swim beach. Police subsequently linked the remains to shooting victims. This person he may have been murdered 30-40 years ago. Outside the Boulder Basin area, the skeletal remains of a human were found in Coalville Bay, Lake Mead, about 25 miles north of Swim Beach.

  • Climate Change
  • Lake Mead
  • Nevada
  • Environment
  • Drought

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