For the second time in six months, an unexpected intrusion of water and mud has stalled the $447-million construction of a third water intake at Lake Mead near Hoover Dam in southern Nevada. The problem could delay project completion at the drought-ravaged lake by a year and increase costs by “tens of millions,” says a project official. Photo: Courtesy of SNWA Water intake construction project at Lake Mead could face delays and higher costs because of unexpected water and mud 600 ft below ground. + Image The new intake is intended to draw water deeper from the dwindling lake that
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