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By John Reitman

Dead bodies in Lake Mead top TurfNet reading list

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The most-read story on TurfNet in 2022 had nothing to do with golf. ABC News photo

For years, dramatic photos of receding water levels in Lake Mead have helped tell the compelling story of water woes in the West. Lake Mead told another story in 2022, and it's one of crime and intrigue some 30 miles away in Las Vegas.

Last May, two bodies were discovered in Lake Mead's receding shorelines. Each victim was believed to be the subject of a mob hit that, according to police, could have occurred as much as 50 years ago.

Lake Mead, created on the Colorado River by construction of the Hoover Dam on the Arizona, Nevada border in 1935, provides water to golf-centric locations such as Las Vegas, Phoenix and parts of Southern California. Despite the lake's loose connection to golf, the story about bodies stuffed into barrels and dropped into Lake Mead as much as a half-century ago, was the most-read story on TurfNet in 2022. Click here to read the story.

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