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Drought and Climate in the American West

Lake Mead is at a record low level, a stark symbol of increased water demand and a stubborn drought in the West.  Will conditions persist and the reservoir sink farther?  Scientist David McGee reveals how he looks for the answers by studying past dry spells.

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David McGee David McGee - Dr. David McGee is a postdoctoral research scientist at the University of Minnesota. His research uses the tools of isotope geochemistry to reconstruct past climates with a focus on the hydrological history of the world’s drylands.