Lake Mead

A train under Lake Mead? Exploring beyond the abyss

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Claudio Cimiotti, left, senior tunnel engineer, walks with a news crew during a tour of the third intake tunnel under Lake Mead Monday, June 1, 2015.
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Lake Mead's Third Straw Intake Tunnel | 8:22 a.m. | June 1, 2015

Third Straw Intake Tunnel Tour

After going down a 600-foot access shaft, we took a train to the end of the 3-mile tunnel that runs under Lake Mead. At times the lights flickered, and for a split second it was completely dark. Remembering the Chilean miners trapped underground for 69 days in 2010 and thinking about all the water above my head, disaster-movie plots began flooding through my mind.

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