Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas*
* while water supplies last
In 1971, the Las Vegas metro area was home to 262,000 people. Today, the population is approaching 2 million. Since 1990, its footprint has more than doubled. Managing urban growth is critical to the future of the West’s precious — and declining — water supplies. Las Vegas has grown faster than any other Western city in recent years, even as the water crisis has grown more acute.