Singin' In The Rain

Video By John Trotter

2009 - Las Vegas

In early 2008, scientists at the Scripps Oceanographic Institute in San Diego, California published a study giving the lake a fifty percent chance of being empty by 2021, odds much higher than those on which people wager billions of dollars annually in Sin City. No major U.S. city gets less average annual rainfall than Las Vegas, Nevada, a fact hardly in evidence on the Strip, where many casinos feature water intensive displays. Though Las Vegas gets ninety percent of its water from nearby Lake Mead, on the Colorado River, the lake's level has been dropping for most of the past decade.>