Blasting to Begin in Lake Mead

LAS VEGAS  -- Workers will start blasting holes in the bed of Lake Mead this week to make way for construction of a $700 million water intake for Las Vegas.

Workers will be stationed on a floating barge and the National Park Service has closed part of the lake. Explosives will be placed by submersible robots guided remotely from the surface.

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