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October 7, 2015

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The thirsty West: What happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas


Jim Wilson / The New York Times

Canyon walls surrounding Lake Mead ringed with white mineral deposits where water once lapped indicate the drop in water levels Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013, near Boulder City.

It’s no secret that the West is running out of water. Perhaps the best evidence of this problem lies in stark juxtaposition across a stretch of desert surrounding Las Vegas.

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