Lake Mead Marvel

by Robert L. Reid, Senior Editor; ASCE, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2016, Vol. 86, Issue 10, Pg. 58-65


Document Type: Feature article

Abstract: As the drought in the western United States lowered water levels at Lake Mead, the Southern Nevada Water Authority fought back by constructing the world’s deepest subaqueous tunnel. The 3 mi long concrete-lined tunnel is designed to draw drinking water from an intake structure half buried at the bottom of the lake.

Subject Headings: Lakes | Tunnels | Water intakes | Droughts | Water level | Light rail transit | Concrete | United States | North America | Nevada

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