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Call the water police

Lake Las Vegas is a struggling resort in the Nevada desert 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. A letter writer calls the 380-acre lake surrounded by luxury hotels and condos an “infuriating” waste of water.
Lake Las Vegas is a struggling resort in the Nevada desert 20 miles from the Las Vegas Strip. A letter writer calls the 380-acre lake surrounded by luxury hotels and condos an “infuriating” waste of water. Hilton Hotels

Drain Lake Las Vegas

Re “A new day yawns” (California Traveler, Nov.2): The article about Lake Las Vegas is infuriating. Lake Las Vegas. What an oxymoron.

A 380-acre lake in the middle of the desert in the middle of a drought. The article goes on to state that the lake is surrounded by 3,600 acres of luxury condos, hotels and golf courses using more precious water. Who benefits?

The place is a ghost town, I bet the owners claim all the water is recycled not wasted. This is the desert, for crying out loud. Has anyone even asked how many acre-feet of precious water are lost to evaporation?

Where are the water police? We here in Northern California have to let our lawns dry up so we can ship our water south for desert lakes and golf courses? Great.

Bev Messner, Folsom

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