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Drought fears: Lake Mead hits all-time low

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Nevada's Lake Mead, the nation's largest reservoir, has hit an all time-low since it was first filled in the 1930s, raising concerns that a water shortage could be declared for a region home to 40 million people in seven fast-growing states. (Aug. 12) Video provided by AP


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