Las Vegas Is “Screwed”; The Water Situation “Is As Bad As You Can Imagine”
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 06/30/2014 17:20
“It’s just going to be screwed. And relatively quickly,” warns Tim Barnett, of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, telling The Telegraph, the situation in Las Vegas is “as bad as you can imagine”. After a devastating, 14-year drought drained the reservoir that supplies 90% of the city’s water, the apparently endless supply of water is an illusion as Las Vegas population has soared. As Barnett ominously concludes, “unless it can find a way to get more water from somewhere, Las Vegas is out of business. Yet they’re still building, which is stupid.”
As The Telegraph reports, as with many things in Sin City, the apparently endless supply of water is an illusion.
Black Blade: Last time I passed by Lake Powell it looked a lot different with boat ramps way upslope. If I lived in Las Vegas or Henderson I would be trying to sell and bail.