Water wars. Nevada wants federal help on Lake Mead pipeline

The Southern Nevada Water Authority will appeal to the federal government for funding, low-cost loans, anything really, to help with a proposed $800 million third pipeline from Lake Mead.

Water levels have dropped so precipitously due to sustained drought that a new pipeline is needed to get water out of Lake Mead.

The SNWA is run by Pat Mulroy. She is smart, savvy, and relentless. Some of that Lake Mead water is used by southern California where another 800 pound gorilla of water, the Metropolitan Water District, resides.