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June 28, 2021
waterloop #104: Grass In Vegas Won't Stay in Vegas

With climate change putting the West into a permanent drought and water levels in Lake Mead dropping to the lowest levels since Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s, the time is right for the oasis in the desert known as Las Vegas to take a big step towar...


With climate change putting the West into a permanent drought and water levels in Lake Mead dropping to the lowest levels since Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s, the time is right for the oasis in the desert known as Las Vegas to take a big step toward reducing water consumption. Recently a ban was placed on non-functional grass - the unused grass found at commercial buildings, within shopping centers, along sidewalks, and in road medians. If these 4,000 acres of grass are converted to native landscapes it will reduce water use in the area by 10 percent, as explained in this episode with Bronson Mack, Public Outreach Manager with the Southern Nevada Water Authority. Bronson also discusses public and business support for water conservation, investments made in Lake Mead, and the substantial decline of overall water use even as Las Vegas boomed the past 20 years.

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