The Third Straw: Inside the 3-mile-long tunnel below Lake Mead that will provide water to the over two million residents of the Las Vegas Valley when Lake Mead has almost dried out

Lake Mead is where the impossible becomes possible – from the creation of Hoover Dam to the construction of the breathtaking bridge high above it – these projects are engineering and technological feats that took lots of ingenuity, manpower, and money to accomplish.

But the marvel doesn’t stop there; six hundred feet beneath the lake, a rock-eating machine of epic proportions has chewed its way through some challenging rock to create a three mile-long-tunnel to secure Las Vegas’ access to its primary water supply in Lake Mead.