March 24, 2014--Texas and Nevada join drought-plagued California (24/7 Wall Street)

Drought is so severe in some parts of California that scientists have observed that conditions may not significantly improve for decades. The problem’s worst effects reach across the state’s inland valleys, which are agriculture rich and therefore can least afford a prolonged lack of water. Many of the cities in this area have among the highest unemployment in the United States.

March 2, 2014--California will tap its water bank, even as Mead shrinks (Las Vegas Review-Journal)

Punishing drought in California could force that state to make a sizable withdrawal from a virtual water bank in Lake Mead this year, even as the reservoir shrinks closer to an all-time low and an unprecedented shortage declaration.

February 12, 2014--Las Vegas water pipeline plan challenged over rural impact (Bloomberg Businessweek)

A Las Vegas water pipeline project from eastern Nevada that won U.S. government approval was challenged in court by environmental groups that said that it will deplete rural groundwater supplies.

February 3, 2014--Religious leaders, farmers pray for water in West (

Religious leaders of multiple faiths and farmers in Nevada and Utah turned to prayer this weekend for help easing severe drought conditions gripping the West. The plea to above comes weeks after the federal government declared parts of 11 parched Western and Central states natural disaster areas.

January 15, 2014--New water chief lays out plans for S. Nevada's water future (KLAS Las Vegas)

The new man in charge of the Las Vegas Valley Water District says if southern Nevada follows his steps, it should have enough water to last through the years and years of drought. Most of southern Nevada's water comes from the Colorado River.

January 7, 2014--Commissioners confirm new head of Las Vegas Valley Water District (Las Vegas Sun)

The Las Vegas Valley Water District has confirmed John Entsminger as its next general manager to replace the outgoing Pat Mulroy, who led the agency for 25 years. Entsminger, a senior deputy general manager at the district, was the lone candidate considered by the district board this morning.

January 2, 2014--Power plays muddy selection of water czar (Las Vegas Review Journal)

When it comes to choosing a leader for Nevada’s biggest water agency the process is as clear as Lake Mead mud. So far names of two men angling to fill the dual role about to be vacated by Southern Nevada Water Authority and Las Vegas Valley Water District general manager Patricia Mulroy have bubbled to the surface.

December 11, 2013--Judge rejects plan for Vegas to draw rural water (Associated Press)

A Nevada judge has rejected crucial state approval needed for Las Vegas to draw water from rural valleys straddling the Nevada-Utah state line and pipe it south to slake the thirst of Sin City residents and tourists.

October 24, 2013--Rethinking big water (Green Biz)

Las Vegas has long served as a stereotype of human excess: gambling, drinking, sex, all-you-can-eat buffets. But the latest chapter is playing out away from the strip, in the part of the valley where two decades of booming development have swelled the population to 2 million residents who rely on a dwindling water supply. Ninety percent of the southwestern U.S.

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