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As Lake Mead drops below shortage mark, shifting shorelines keep marinas in motion

Ian James, Arizona Republic on May 28, 2021

LAKE MEAD, Nevada - People who fish for striped bass and catfish in Lake Mead are seeing their favorite stretches of shoreline transform around them.

The reservoir near Las Vegas has been dropping week after week, reshaping the moist, sandy ground where anglers cast their lines into the lapping water.

"Every week, it’s further and further," said Stephen D’Agostino, who was fishing with a friend on the shore. He motioned to a pile of rocks about 40 feet from the water and said that was where the lake had been two months ago.

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