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Drought: Reality In Vegas, Possibility For Phoenix

Las Vegas residents face outright water usage bans as the level in Lake Mead dips to trigger point; outlook may be better for Phoenix.
January 7, 2004, 12pm PST | Ambar Mukherjee
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"'We have been living in a virtual reality,' said Patricia Mulroy, general manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, which oversees the region's fragile water supply. 'People here don't know what a drought means. We liked creating an environment instead of adjusting to one. This whole debate serves our purpose well. It elevates awareness and will help educate people about water.'"

Thanks to Ambar Mukherjee

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Published on Tuesday, January 6, 2004 in The Arizona Republic
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