Droughts and water shortages are becoming more extreme in the western U.S.
As the climate crisis worsens, many areas are seeing drastic landscape changes.
Explosive population growth coupled with worsening droughts have led to record-low water levels in recent years.
3. Population growth has a major impact on water levels. White dots show where people lived in 1985, and red dots in 2019.
1. A closer view of the northern Great Salt Lake and Clyman Bay shows how much lakebed became exposed from 2017 to 2021.