Why is Lake Mead Drying Up?

Ever wonder why Lake Mead has that large white ring on the rocks surrounding. Well at the very top is where the lake level use to be. Now, where could all of that water go to? Could it be for the larger amount of people living next door in Las Vegas? Take a look at this and see that as Las Vegas grows throughout the years, Lake Mead shrinks.

 Las Vegas urban growth with lake levels dropping.

Las Vegas urban growth with lake levels dropping.

Now with this increase in population comes an increase in water usage, which means that the water has to come from somewhere. That somewhere is Lake Mead, which is now reaching dangerously low levels. So please cut back on water usage to help save Lake Mead from turning into a puddle.