The Daily Populous

Monday February 6th, 2023 morning edition

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Lake Mead, located on the Arizona-Nevada border and held back by Hoover Dam, filled in the 1980s and 1990s.

But the megadrought over the last 23 years — the most severe in centuries — has worsened the water deficit and left Lake Mead about 70% empty.

And some say they think the river’s major reservoirs probably won’t refill in our lifetimes.

Demand for Colorado River water picked up in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

The Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile-long water delivery system, brings water from the Colorado River to Arizona’s most populous counties and wasn’t completed until the 1990s.

Arizona began starting to take its full apportionment of river water in the late 1990s, and Nevada in the early 2000s.

The capacity of lakes Mead and Powell is gargantuan compared with the capacity of California’s two largest reservoirs, Shasta Lake and Lake Oroville. »

Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will feature "both fast travel and rideable creatures"

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Star Wars Jedi: Survivor will have both fast travel and rideable creatures, according to the game's director.

As revealed in an upcoming issue of Play Magazine (which is due to release on February 7) Stig Asmussen - the director of Star Wars Jedi: Survivor - has said the sequel will feature fast travel as well as mounts to get across the game's world.

Unfortunately, we are no longer a month away from trying out this fast travel feature for ourselves, after Star Wars Jedi: Survivor was unexpectedly delayed by six weeks . »

Chinese balloons flew over US three times during Trump administration: officials

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Balloons similar to the one that was shot down off the coast of South Carolina this weekend flew over the U.S. at least three times during the Trump administration, according to a senior U.S. defense official.

Biden told reporters he wanted it shot down when he learned it entered U.S. airspace last week.

Trump denied the revelation by defense officials that Chinese balloons flew over the U.S. during his administration, calling it “disinformation.”. »

The CIA Is Funding a Mission to Reincarnate the Dodo Bird

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Now, the company has its sights set on the dodo bird.

While we don’t know everything about the dodo, it’s generally understood that the bird wasn’t as dumb as its reputation suggests.

It remains to be seen if Colossal—and the CIA—can recreate the true mind of the dodo bird, or just the body. »

Pervez Musharraf Dragged His Country Down

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Gen. Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan’s former president, died at age 79 in Dubai on Sunday after a long illness, according to a statement by the Pakistani military.

Pakistani protesters hold a sign depicting President Pervez Musharraf and U.S. President George W. Bush in 2006.

Bush understandably praised Musharraf for helping to fight his war, calling Musharraf “a leader with great courage and vision.” »