Worsening drought puts millions at risk

Posted : 2022-05-11 09:00 Updated : 2022-05-13 08:04
Fish trapped as the water disappeared rot and dry in the sun in the middle of the dried up patch of what used to be a boat access ramp to the waters of Lake Mead, near Boulder, Nevada, USA, 06 May 2022. Water levels in Lake Mead continue to drop as the region faces severe drought. EPA

A rusted metal barrel, near the location of where a different barrel was found containing a human body, sits exposed on shore during low water levels due to the western drought at the Lake Mead Marina on the Colorado River in Boulder City, Nevada on May 5, 2022. AFP

People ride on a boat during low water levels due to the western drought at the Lake Mead Marina on the Colorado River in Boulder City, Nevada on May 5, 2022. AFP

Visitors launch boats from a ramp extended multiple times as a result of worsening low water levels due to the western drought at the Lake Mead Marina on the Colorado River in Boulder City, Nevada on May 5, 2022. AFP

Wooden pallets mark the location of where a barrel was found containing a human body, during low water levels due to the western drought at the Lake Mead Marina on the Colorado River in Boulder City, Nevada on May 5, 2022. AFP

A 'Bathtub ring' shows how much the water dropped, in Lake Mead, near Boulder, Nevada, USA, 06 May 2022. Water levels in Lake Mead continue to drop as the region faces severe drought. EPA

A sign reading 'Here to water' is still displayed at a closed boat ramp access at a dried up section of Lake Mead, near Boulder, Nevada, USA, 06 May 2022. Water levels in Lake Mead continue to drop as the region faces severe drought. EPA

Fish trapped as the water disappeared rot and dry in the sun in the middle of the dried up patch of what used to be a boat access ramp to the waters of Lake Mead, near Boulder, Nevada, USA, 06 May 2022. EPA

The soil is cracking in the dried up patch of what used to be a boat access ramp to the waters of Lake Mead, near Boulder, Nevada, USA, 06 May 2022. EPA

A boat is left rotting in the sun in the middle of the dried up patch of what used to be a boat access ramp to the waters of Lake Mead, near Boulder, Nevada, USA, 06 May 2022. EPA

Drone photo of a tractor working on a dry field in a polder near Strijen, The Netherlands, 09 May 2022. Due to the drought, the crop grows less quickly. EPA

Farmers water their fields, in Reusel, Brabant, on May 10, 2022. - The ongoing drought is becoming visible and noticeable in the Dutch water system, according to the drought monitor published by the National Water Distribution Coordination Committee (LCW). AFP

A formally sunken boat rests on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP

A view shows Lake Mead behind the Hoover Dam, the Hoover Powerplant below and the Colorado River from the Nevada side of the Mike O'Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Bridge on May 10, 2022 in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP

Local residents Derek Diaz and Ornan Valdivia stand near a formally sunken boat resting on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP

People recreate on the shore during low water levels due to the western drought at the Lake Mead Marina on the Colorado River in Boulder City, Nevada on May 5, 2022. AFP

A person walks near a faltering boat launch ramp which is set to be relocated due to lowering water levels on drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 10, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP

A formally sunken boat sits on cracked earth hundreds of feet from what is now the shoreline on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Monday, May 9, 2022, near Boulder City, Nev. AP

Boats float near a 'bathtub ring' of mineral deposits left by higher water levels along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP

A formally sunken boat rests on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP

A formally sunken boat rests on a section of dry lakebed along drought-stricken Lake Mead on May 9, 2022 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. AFP