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November 27, 2014

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

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New York Times / Jim Wilson

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

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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