Here’s an upside to the decline of Lake Mead I never thought of

While Lake Mead’s drawdown might be viewed negatively from a perspective of maintaining full-pool water storage, it has re-exposed a vast area of new terrestrial habitat increasingly colonized by native species as invasive species abundance declines through time.

That’s from “Plant colonization and soil properties on newly exposed shoreline during drawdown of Lake Mead, Mojave Desert,” by Engel et al., in the latest issue of Lake and Reservoir Management

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