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The Fight for Water. Nevada Taps Lake Mead and Hunts for ‘Utah’ Water (As Nevada Drinks Itself Dry). Water Allocations set in 1922. The Issue – Where’s the Water. Las Vegas intersects three deserts: Mojave Desert Sonoran Desert Great Basin Desert Eleven Year Drought.

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The fight for water

The Fight for Water

Nevada Taps Lake Mead and Hunts for ‘Utah’ Water

(As Nevada Drinks Itself Dry)



The issue where s the water
The Issue – Where’s the Water

  • Las Vegas intersects three deserts:

    • Mojave Desert

    • Sonoran Desert

    • Great Basin Desert

  • Eleven Year Drought


The issue where s the water1
The Issue – Where’s the Water

  • Great Basin Aquifer

  • Water Study

    • Dye Tracers

    • HydrologyTesting

    • Pumping

    • Wells

    • Modeling


The pupfish
The Pupfish

  • Endangered Species Act

  • About the Pupfish

    • Worlds rarest fish

    • Habitat Limitation

    • Preservation efforts

    • Number of fish


Geologic impact to utah
Geologic Impact to Utah

  • Possible dustbowl

  • Change in Climate projected

  • Jobs affected

  • Lake Mead Drainage

  • Lake Powell Drainage


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