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As Drought Deepens, Southern Nevada Could Outlaw Thirsty Ornamental Lawns

Las Vegas is looking to ban ornamental grass, which officials say consumes as much as 10% of the region’s water. Southern Nevada gets most of its water from the Colorado River, which is facing a long-term and worsening drought.

That’s forcing local officials to get creative about how they use water.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd speaks with Colby Pellegrino, deputy general manager of water resources for the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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