I watched a documentary this morning about how the water level on Lake Mead keeps dropping due to a historical 20+ year long drought. The lake's water level has been dropping due to a decrease in precipitation over the Rocky Mountains, an increase in the rate of water evaporation of Lake Mead, and also due to an increase in the need for fresh water for a growing population in the Greater Las Vegas region.
Lake Mead provides the vast majority of the drinking water for the Greater Las Vegas region and the population there will continue to grow at a high rate for the foreseeable future:
"Accounting for these factors and anticipating future trends, the population of the Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise metro area in Nevada is projected to grow from 2,335,600 in 2022 to 4,450,000 in 2060. The 90.5% projected population growth in the metro area is the fifth highest of all 384 U.S. metro areas." - https://www.thecentersquare.com/nevada/las-vegas-nv-will-be-among-the-fastest-growing-cities-by-2060/article_daa06351-54fc-5b41-95ae-f8f07eab4fdf.html
The federal government should have a plan of action in place for supplying enough fresh water for the growing population of the Greater Las Vegas region, and also should have a plan of action for supplying enough water for the continued operation of the Hoover Dam, in the event of Lake Mead drying up in the near future. I am curious to know what those two plans are.
What are the U.S. government's plans for dealing with the event of Lake Mead drying up in the near future?