By Henry Brean
Las Vegas, Nevada (AP)

The falling water level on the vast Lake Mead reservoir has chased marinas from their shrinking harbors and left boat ramps high and dry. Now, drought is spawning an unexpected new problem on the Colorado River: rapids.

At the reservoir’s easternmost edge, 120 miles from Las Vegas, a small but dangerous new pocket of white water has roared to life where a tranquil finger of flat water used to be.