The Desert Suburbs of Las Vegas   Leave a comment


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The residents would need rattlesnake proof fences and dust screens on the windows to filter out sand.

 

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Suburban desert sprawl in the Las Vegas suburb of Summerlin.

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A couple hundred miles to the northeast is Paige, Arizona. Right on the edge of Lake Powell.

 

Lake Powell and nearby surburbs is seen from an Eco-Flight plane giving students tours, looking at water and energy issues along the Upper Colorado River. The Glen Canyon Dam was built to store water inaddition to providing power for states down river making Lake Powell. When the lake is full 3 to 4 percent of the water is lost due to evorporation. Photo by Heather Rousseau, courtesy of Eco-Flight

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Posted June 12, 2016 by markosun in Cities

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