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        Can Vegas Get Water

         

        Southern Nevada gets 90% of its water from the Colorado River. Nevada has two intakes into Lake Mead. The second intake sits at elevation 1000 feet. The question for Nevada is: What happens below elevation 1000 feet? We needed an intake below. We spent a billion dollars going underneath Lake Mead and putting a new intake structure at the bottom of that reservoir. Unless they do some substantial engineering changes to that intake, then once Lake Mead falls below 1000 feet they will be struggling to find a way to get water out of that lake. That's unacceptable. Right now, a new five, six hundred million dollar pump station is being built that will allow us to take water from those elevations. Which means, long after Lake Mead passes Deadpool, we'll still be able to take water out of Lake Mead.

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