Last month was the hottest July on record for Las Vegas with an average temperature of 107 degrees Farenheit (41.5 degrees Celsius), to make matters worse only half of the normal level of rainfall was received.
Water level at Las Vegas Supply at Lake Mead are half of what they were only seven years ago, Pat Mulroy, General Manager for Southern Nevada Water Authority said the time for discussing water solutions has ended.
Pat Mulroy is quoted as saying: "Let me put it to you this way. We have to assume that this drought will continue. Any other premise for planning would be irresponsible at this point".