Booming Town Seeks Water From Reluctant Neighbor
"A water dispute is causing tension between the Southwestern towns of Beaver Dam, Ariz., and Mesquite, Nev. Residents in Beaver Dam are upset over a plan to export the town's remaining water supply across state lines to fuel a development boom in Mesquite."
The development boom in Mesquite has brought its population to nearly ten times that of Beaver Dam's 1,500 residents.
"At the current rate of growth, planners say Mesquite will be out of water within 3 to 5 years."