Lake Mead, Nevada

DSCN1015Echo Bay, Lake Mead, Nevada, on May 25, 2016. I knew that drought had reduced the level of Lake Mead and I wanted to see how much for myself. You can see the bathtub ring on the right cliff (light gray below dark gray). The above picture was taken while I was standing at the top of a boat launching ramp that functioned when the lake was full. Now there is an alternate road that leads down to the current lake level. It is a gravel road more than a mile long that I did not want to drive.

The picture below is an aerial view from Google Earth. The red dot marks the spot where I stood when I took the above picture.