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LAKE MEAD RUNS DRY by 2021!!!!
This is what you may have heard from a recent report out by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. It claims that Lake Mead has a 50% chance of running dry by 2021. Being from Las Vegas, I'd like to add to this gloom and doom report. LAS VEGAS HAS ALREADY RUN OUT OF WATER!!! Yes, that's right, it ran out of water as predicted when the population reached 900,000. That happened in 1993, when the population in Clark Co. topped that figure. Amazingly, the population today is now over 2 million, the visitor count up to almost 40 million a year with many more mega resorts, and yet we can still flush out toilets and haven's dehydrated and turned into dust. How? Planning that began long before the current 500 year drought, and using conservation and science. Yes we have the technology. Those water features you see with pirate battles and dancing fountains? Highly recycled reverse osmosis purification of grey water and trapped underground water. The resorts of Las Vegas use under 10% of the water supply, but through recycling and what they put back into the system, they consume only around 3%. The entire community's water system also uses water recycling and gains return flow credits for the water it puts ... more
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