Climate Change Reveals Bodies in a Lake
Drought in much of the United States resulted in the discovery of two bodies. It was announced that two bodies were found in Lake Mead in Las Vegas, where the water level dropped 30 percent.
Climate change reveals bodies in a lake. Due to the intense drought in the USA, bodies were found in a lake that provides water to 40 million people in the country.
Two bodies were unearthed due to the drought in Lake Mead in Las Vegas.
Speaking about the discovery of the bodies, scientists said that due to climate change, the water levels in lakes in many parts of the USA decreased, causing the water level to drop dramatically in Lake Mead, especially in Nevada.
While it was announced on May 1 that a body was found in a barrel in Lake Mead by fishermen in the lake, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department detectives emphasized that they believe the person was killed in the mid-1970s or early 80s, based on the clothes and shoes at the time of the victim’s discovery.
It was buried 30 meters deep 40 years ago
Lieutenant Ray Spencer of the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department homicide desk said in a statement that the deceased was buried a few hundred meters from the shore at a depth of about 30 meters 40 years ago.
“If the water level hadn’t dropped by now, we would never have found it,” Spencer said.
While bones belonging to another human were found in the lake last Saturday, the National Park Service said that they would take the skeletal remains and investigate the cause of death.
Mead, the largest man-made lake in the United States, was formed by the creation of the Hoover Dam on the Colorado River.
While the capacity of the lake, which provides water to 40 million Americans, has decreased by 30 percent in recent years, history professor Michael Green from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas said, “If the lake dries up more, it is very possible that very interesting things will come to the surface,” and added “I bet we’ll see a few more bodies.”