LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, NEVADA - JUNE 21: A sign at Callville Bay warns boaters of low water levels as visitors prepare to launch a boat on June 21, 2021 in the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, Nevada. The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation reported that Lake Mead, North America's largest artificial reservoir, dropped to just over 1,070 feet above sea level over the weekend, the lowest it's been since being filled in 1937 after the construction of the Hoover Dam. As a result of low lake levels, the National Park Service has had to close some boat launch ramps and use pipe mats to extend others temporarily. The declining water levels are a result of a nearly continuous drought for the past two decades coupled with increased water demands in the Southwestern United States. The drought has left a white "bathtub ring" of mineral deposits left by higher water levels on the rocks around the lake. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a barrel carrying human remains has been discovered in Lake Mead. Boaters spotted the barrel Sunday afternoon and the National Park Service was alerted. The agency said in a statement rangers searched an area near Hemenway Harbor and found the barrel with skeletal remains. They are working with Las Vegas police. The Clark County coroner’s office will determine the person’s identity. Shawna Hollister told KLAS-TV in Las Vegas that she and her husband were docking their boat when they heard a woman scream. They then saw the body. The barrel might have been visible due to Lake Mead’s low water level from ongoing drought.