PAGE, Ariz. — The second-largest reservoir in the U.S. is continuing to dry up.
New NASA images show just how much Lake Powell has dried up over the past five years.
The 2017 images were chosen by NASA because that was when the lake had the highest water levels in the past decade.
NASA images show Lake Powell's dry-up over 5 years
NASA also provided a graph showing how far the lake's water levels have dropped since 1980.
"The red line marks “minimum power pool elevation”; below that water level, hydroelectric turbines at the dam can no longer generate energy effectively," NASA said.
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