Tapped Dry In Vegas

  • Released Thursday, August 18, 2011
  • Updated Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 2:18PM
  • ID: 10715

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Las Vegas is all in, but how long until its water runs out?

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Parks and golf courses (red) comprise the majority of irrigated vegetation seen surrounding the Las Vegas Strip (center).

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Bright light city: The desert's edge cuts a clean line in this astronaut photo taken aboard the International Space Station on Nov. 30, 2010.

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Landsat 7, launched April 15, 1999, is the most recent Landsat satellite in NASA's Earth Observing fleet.


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NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center
Landsat images obtained from USGS Earth Explorer
Night photograph of Las Vegas obtained from The Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth, Image Science and Analysis Laboratory, NASA-Johnson Space Center
The Landsat Program is a series of Earth-observing satellite missions jointly managed by NASA and the U.S. Geological Survey.

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