LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3) -- Water is our most precious resource in the west and we are running out.
Since 2000 water levels at Lake Mead have dropped more than 100 feet. The lake is our source of drinking water and it is facing a crisis as the entire Colorado river system has been gripped by the worst drought in the past 100 years.
Nevada is now looking at the distinct possibility that the state could be facing a water emergency in less than 24 months if Lake Mead falls below a certain level.
Joining News 3 Anchor Jeff Gillan to talk about what happens next and whether we're running dry, is the head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Pat Mulroy.