The largest water reservoir in the country, Lake Mead, is dangerously close to what officials call “dead pool” status as its water levels lower due to drought conditions in the area.

Lake Mead provides power to the country by flowing through the Hoover Dam and also provides drinking water to Nevada, Arizona, California, and parts of Mexico.

The lake’s level was recorded at 1,043.82 feet as of Thursday, and “dead pool” status would occur at 895 feet. A dead pool means that the water level would be too low to flow through a dam, and it would certainly be extremely bad news if that level is reached.

The level of 895 would likely take several years to be reached, but officials are still worried about the effects of lowering water levels.

Some dead bodies have recently been discovered in the Lake Mead area because of lowering water levels.

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