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Dramatic Photos of Lake Mead At All-Time Low — Weather.com

Las Vegas Growth — 1984 to 2012, Google’s 20 Year Timelapse viewer

August 20, 2014 — WHERE I STAND: Lake Mead levels not just Vegasí problem By Pat Mulroy — former general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority — Las Vegas Sun

August 18, 2014 — L.A. dramatically increases 'water cops' staffing as drought worsens — Los Angeles officials announced Monday they are beefing up their water-wasting patrols. But just donít call them "water cops." Until now, the Department of Water and Power has assigned just one inspector to drive around handling complaints of water wasting in a city of 4 million people — LA Times

Washington Post August 17, 2014 — Westís historic drought stokes fears of water crisis
When the winter rains failed to arrive in this Sacramento Valley town for the third straight year, farmers tightened their belts and looked to the reservoirs in the nearby hills to keep them in water through the growing season. When those faltered, some switched on their well pumps, drawing up thousands of gallons from underground aquifer . . . washingtonpost.com

August 2014 — The California Drought of 2014: Record Hot, Record Dry

August 14, 2014 — Channeling the Colorado River Delta Back From the Dead — As a matter of geographic trivia, did you ever wonder where the Colorado River drains into the ocean? huffingtonpost.com

August 14, 2014 — Timeline of events in VVWD legal cases — Itís complex, convoluted, and complicated. [Here is] a timeline of events spanning 13 years — By Barbara Ellestad — MesquiteCitizen.com/

August 14, 2014 — More Lake Powell water headed to struggling Lake Mead — One of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system that is struggling to serve the booming Southwest will get more water this year, but that won't be enough to pull Lake Mead back from near-record lows . . . Scott Huntley of the Southern Nevada Water Authority said the agency isn't expecting any major difficulties, even if shortages are declared for the Colorado River water because of conservation and water reuse programs — azdailysun.com
[More Coverage — RJ.com]

August 12, 2014 — In Time Of Drought, Arizona's Alfalfa Exports Are Criticized [7 min 6 sec] — NPR

August 12, 2014 — A look at Lake Mead's water levels, impact — AP
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December 2013 Baker Family Ranches VideoThe Consequences . . . Transporting Snake Valley Water to Satisfy a Thirsty Las Vegas — An Eastern Nevada Rancher's Story is a virtual water tour of Snake Valley. . .

Efficiency And Conservation In Nevada - Still Not Too Late [2007] Web Note: In 2007 Mark Bird published ... Continue


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