Las Vegas is built on a desert. And the main source of water in our oasis, the Colorado River, is producing less water every year. Surely this alone is the writing on the wall that will provide an impetus to plan for and deal with the future looming problems regarding this priceless commodity. If we fail to address this now, it will undoubtedly cause immense problems here one day. Tourists may not choose to visit an area where water is very strictly rationed, as is likely when the “well” dries up beyond repair. California has already had significant water problems requiring drastic reductions in water use.