Will Vegas become a wasteland?

By Shepard Ambellas

Sin City is running on empty, says a report

(Photo: Ricardo630)
(Photo: Ricardo630)

LAS VEGAS, Nev. (INTELLIHUB) — According to a new report, Las Vegas may be dead by 2036, at least in terms of its water supply, as lake Mead is running rather dry.

In fact, shockingly in a city that appears to spare no water, things are looking grim. Due to an influx in population and a decline in water abundance, Las Vegas may be in trouble. At least that’s what Nick Allen writing for the London Telegraph wrote, noting:

“The drought is like a slow spreading cancer across the desert. It’s not like a tornado or a tsunami, bang. The effects are playing out over decades. And as the water situation becomes more dire we are going to start having to talk about the removal of people (from Las Vegas).”

Mr Mrowka cited Lake Las Vegas, a mega-resort where stars including Celine Dion live, as one of the “most egregious examples” of wasting water.

He said: “It’s a community for the rich and famous and it has a 320-acre lake filled with three billion gallons of water from Lake Mead. That’s three billion gallons of drinking water, and each year they take millions more to keep it from stagnating and smelling.”

Las Vegas gets just four inches of rain in a good year, and in the first four months of 2014 there was just 0.31 of an inch.

Now we must begin to question where the displaced population will relocate to.

About the author:

Shepard Ambellas is the founder and editor-in-chief of Intellihub News and the maker of SHADE the Motion Picture. You can also find him on Twitter and Facebook. Shepard also appears on the Travel Channel series America Declassified.

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