The “cause” is on the Business page of Tuesday’s newspaper …
… while the “effect” was on the front page.
The keep building new homes and businesses, while demanding that everyone conserve water.
They keep handing out “will serve” letters.
In 1991 the water authority stopped issuing will-serve letters to developers until it could get a handle on how much water was already committed.
The population of the county at the time was about 750,000. It is now more than 2.2 million, and the state still gets only 300,000 acre-feet of water from Lake Mead and that may be cut soon due the drought.
Of course, the county is still pressing that groundwater grab from rural Nevada.
Cause and effect?