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Third Straw Construction

A rig of explosives is lifted by a crane during construction of the the Southern Nevada Water Authority's

Photo: Steve Marcus

A rig of explosives is lifted by a crane during construction of the the Southern Nevada Water Authority's "third straw" at Lake Mead Tuesday, May 10, 2011. The Vegas Tunnel Constructors crew is blasting a 60-foot shaft in the bottom of Lake Mead for the third straw's intake structure.

Tue, May 10, 2011 (4:51 p.m.)

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