Forecast: Dry
(And drier...)

Climate change looks real bad for the Western U.S.
On your next trip to Vegas bring your own towel and soap.
As long as they've water you can bathe in their fountains.
But when the Strip starts going dry? Community bathing?
     The EPA rules, "Nope!"

Lakes Powell and Mead are less than half full
Try boating on either and you could run aground.
They're shallow enough to be safe for poor swimmers.
Been several years since a dog paddler drowned.

Powell with its limestone is tough to keep filled.
It has never held water the way it was billed.
Why didn't Exxon warn us that limestone was porous,
And that we had a raft of dry years before us?

Bob Carlson

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