Better Shoot Lake Mead Now

Nature photographers, travel photographers, fine-art photographers and tourists should plan on getting to Lake Mead in the next few years--that is, if they want to get any pictures with water in them. The lake behind Hoover Dam has been getting smaller and smaller for a while. (I saw it last summer, and it's shocking how low it is.) According to various studies, there is a 50-50 chance it will be completely dry by 2021, And there's a 1-in-10 chance that is will be dry by 2014. The cause of the b

Nature photographers, travel photographers, fine-art photographers and tourists should plan on getting to Lake Mead in the next few years--that is, if they want to get any pictures with water in them. The lake behind Hoover Dam has been getting smaller and smaller for a while. (I saw it last summer, and it's shocking how low it is.) According to various studies, there is a 50-50 chance it will be completely dry by 2021, And there's a 1-in-10 chance that is will be dry by 2014. The cause of the big drain? Increased water us and climate change: There's not as much snow falling in the Rocky Mountains. --David Schonauer