Las Vegas is a metropolis of two million residents built in the driest desert of North America.
Lake Mead is the main water resource of Las Vegas and millions of people across the Southwest. The water level has recently reached its lowest point and is steadily dropping. Scientists predict the lake will disappear completely by 2021.
At the moment a third pump is being put in place to bring water from the lake to Las Vegas residents.
Even though some efforts are made to create garden with cactus and not grass, artificial lakes made out of drinking water and golf courses are still very common in the region, like in Coyote Spring, a new project community that is hoping to bring 200,000 people in the desert.
36 millions visitors visit every year the city of Las Vegas.
This story is part of Climate Change by NOOR.