Las Vegas is a place with many water features. Although it is one of the driest cities in the Country , attraction is a big part of it culture.
36 degreess N 115 degrees West
Clint Maffi Bosco

Las Vegas, Nevada
Latitude: 36, 10' North
Longitude: 115, 10' West
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Las Vegas is located in the Mojave Desert, and is considered an arid environment. The valley floor is approximately 2030 feet above sea level. On an average year, the Vegas valley will receive 4.5 inches of precipitation, most of that coming in the form of rain during the early spring and the monsoon months. In the winter the average low is 3-5 degrees centigrade, and rarely snowfall occurs.

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An average Las Vegas house, taken in the summer. Notice the green trees and the dead grass.

Randall Sgamma

The Bellagio Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada
Latitude: 36°10′30″N Longitude: 115°08′11″W
z_bellagio.jpgLas Vegas is in the Middle of a desert, so where does all the water come from?
The Bellagio is a great example of humans modifying their environment to fit there needs. Las Vegas is in the middle of a desert but people have trucked in millions of gallons of water to create an artificial lake with pretty fountains. This may change with the upcoming era of climate change and water shortages being so prevelent arount the world. Water for the use of "pretty" will hopefully go the way of the west before water for food and people.

~Posted by Mike F.