Global Warming is drying up the world’s rivers and lakes
The Earth’s waterways are shrinking and drying due in large part to global warming. While La Nina and human intervention also play a role, the over-riding factor is radicalized weather patterns driven by climate change. Extended drought in the American Southwest, Europe and China are affecting larger areas of agricultural output, threatening crops in millions of square miles of farmland.
Among the most concerning is the longest river in the world, China’s Yangtze. An unprecedented drought has reduced the mighty river to a trickle in places, affecting hydropower, shipping routes, drinking water supplies, and even revealing previously submerged Buddhist statues.
ODER RIVER MASSIVE FISH KILL AS WATER LEVELS SINK
Tens of thousands of fish have been poisoned over the past few months, a catastrophe that appears to be a cascading disaster with no single explanation.
KEY WESTERN RESERVOIRS HITTING RECORD LOW LEVELS
Lake Powell, Lake Mead, Lake Oroville, Lake Shasta, and other critical fresh water reservoirs have either reached their lowest historical levels or are about to.
Lake Powell, which retains water from the Colorado River, is at its lowest level since it was filled in 1967 and is currently at just 26% of capacity.
Lake Mead is at its lowest level since the lake filled n the 1930s; levels are now at 1,069 feet, or 35 percent of capacity.
GREAT SALT LAKE SETS NEW LOW WATER LEVEL RECORD
Utah’s Great Salt Lake is now % of modern levels. The depletion of the lake by mining and diversion has also contributed to this ongoing nightmare.