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Water main break displaces 1,000 people at Mandalay Bay near Shark Reef

Mandalay Bay's convention center floor flooded after a water main break. (Photo: Scott Zamost)
 Mandalay Bay's convention center floor flooded after a water pipe break. (Image: Scott Zamost) Mandalay Bay’s convention center flooring flooded after a water main break.( Photo: Scott Zamost). LAS VEGAS( FOX5 )-. Clark County firemens responded to Mandalay Bay

Tuesday afternoon after a water pipe broke in a filling dock area, flooding the convention center floor. When firemens got here, people reported water leaking from the area in between the very first and 2nd flooring of the convention center. Water put onto the first floor of the convention center. No injuries were reported

. CCFD said the water was turned off and firemens moved about 1,000 people on the 2nd floor to other locations of the hotel as a safety measure.

There was no report of structural damage to the building. Hotel personnel were removing water from the convention center. Water and electrical power was “secured” in the location, CCFD said.

CCFD remained on scene to assist hotel staff.

MGM Resorts, which owns Mandalay Bay, launched this statement: “A water leakage at Mandalay Bay has actually affected a portion of the South Convention Center. Teams are working to tidy up the leakage as soon as possible. There are no injuries or significant disruptions to operations.”

Scott Zamost tweeted, ” water putting from ceiling at Mandalay Bay convention location. Fraud conference attendees being ushered outside< a href=http://

” https://twitter.com/scottzamost/status/1009219029007941637″ > doors.” The fire department sent out six engines, one truck, 2 saves, the heavy rescue and two battalion chiefs. The leakage was reported at 4:33 p.m.


Zamost tweeted a photo of water at the Mandalay Bay and said, ” this is something you see every day.”

A representative for Mandalay Bay said, “the Convention Center will continue with its regular occasions and operations schedule Wednesday morning.”

Stay with FOX5 for more details.

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The Heat is On: Keep in mind to Eat Some Water

As temperatures in Las Vegas reach triple digits, our mantra must be: hydration, hydration, hydration. And while drinking water continues to be the best alternative, one UNLV nutritional expert provides caution and reminds us to eat some water, too.

” All of us need water, but, like other food, small amounts is essential,” stated Samantha Coogan, a signed up dietitian and nutritional expert at UNLV. “Drinking extreme quantities of water can really rinse necessary electrolytes and minerals, which can cause dehydration. And severe cases of too much water can actually trigger even greater harm. Balance is essential.”

Coogan offers the following pointers for healthy hydration year-round:

Drink water steadily throughout the day instead of guzzling it only when you’re thirsty. Set a goal for eight ounces each hour. Male must consume a day-to-day average of one gallon of water, and ladies should consume 3/4 of a gallon. Nevertheless, these suggestions may require modification to accommodate factors such as height, weight, climate/humidity, and level of exercise.
Think about replacing a couple of the 8 ounces of water with an electrolyte-enhanced drink such as Gatorade or Powerade.
Remember to eat fruits and vegetables every day– they consist of water, vitamins, and electrolytes your body requirements.
Ask your primary care doctor about adding a pinch of salt to specific foods in your diet. Sodium is one of the minerals your body needs to stay hydrated.

” Keep in mind, when you feel thirsty, you’re currently dehydrated. Drinking water in small amounts throughout the day can securely hydrate your body. And consuming fruits and vegetables throughout meals or as treats assists replenish water and electrolytes naturally. So, keep in mind to eat water, too.”

A few of the best hydrating foods include:

Green Bell Peppers
Iceberg lettuce
Star fruit

Coogan also advises utilizing mobile phone apps with timers that supply pointers to drink at designated times throughout the day, particularly if your day is incredibly hectic. So fill your preferred water bottle throughout the day, and bring those foods that allow you to consume the water (and other nutrients) your body requirements.

Could Las Vegas’ thirst one day be satiated with ocean water?


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Image”/ > Jae C. Hong/ AP In this Oct. 14, 2015, file image, a riverboat glides through Lake Mead on the Colorado River at Hoover Dam near Stone City.

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Southern Nevada’s population could grow to about 3.6 million in 50 years, triggering talks of the possibility of a water desalination plant on the coasts of the Pacific Ocean, said John Entsminger, basic manager of the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

The area now has actually an approximated population of about 2.1 million, according to the UNLV Center for Service and Economic Research Study. A population jump to 3.6 million people would be big however not unprecedented, Entsminger said just recently on Nevada Newsmakers.

” Our valley saw about an One Hundred Percent boost from 1985 to 2000, so traditionally speaking, 50 percent in 50 years is a lot less than 15 years at 100 percent,” he stated.

” The numbers take in all Southern Nevada, all of Clark County, but certainly the large majority would remain in the Las Vegas Valley,” he stated.

The forecasts have SNWA seriously thinking about a desalination plant to turn ocean water into drinking water for Southern Nevada, he said.

” If I got my crystal ball out, I believe that in 30, 40 years from now, Southern Nevada most likely will have an equity interest in a desalination facility either on the coast of California or on the Pacific coast of Mexico,” Entsminger said. “We’ve put in location a great deal of legal agreements between the United States and Mexico to fulfill those kinds of exchanges possible.”

Yet any serious desalination-plant talks remain in the future.

” We just simply do not require the water bad enough right now to move forward with that kind of numerous countless dollars– or even billions of dollars– in capital investments for additional water products,” Entsminger stated.

” We are only utilizing about two-thirds of our legal privilege of the (Colorado) River,” he said. “We have bank products equal to eight years of our existing demand.”

Southern Nevada residents have actually likewise grown smarter about their water usage, he stated.

” Certainly, the drought along the Colorado River has been continuous since 2002– the worse dry spell in the taped history of the river,” Entsminger said. “However in the face of that, our community has responded by driving down their use. We utilize 28 percent less water from the Colorado River today than we did in 2002. So under any circumstance, our neighborhood has shown that they are up to the challenge.”

Study: Distinct Diamond Impurities Indicate Water Deep in Earth'' s Mantle

A UNLV researcher has discovered the very first direct evidence that fluid water pockets may exist as far as 500 miles deep into the Earth’s mantle.

Groundbreaking research study by UNLV geoscientist Oliver Tschauner and associates discovered diamonds pushed up from the Earth’s interior had traces of distinct crystallized water called Ice-VII.

The study, “ Ice-VII inclusions in Diamonds: Evidence for liquid fluid in Earth’s deep Mantle,” was released Thursday in the journal Science.

In the jewelry company, diamonds with pollutants hold less value. However for Tschauner and other scientists, those pollutants, called inclusions have infinite worth, as they may hold the secret to comprehending the inner workings of our planet.

For his research study, Tschauner used diamonds found in China, the Republic of South Africa, and Botswana that surged up from inside Earth. “This reveals that this is a global phenomenon,” the teacher stated.

Scientists theorize the diamonds utilized in the research study were born in the mantle under temperatures reaching more than 1,000-degrees Fahrenheit.

The mantle – that makes up more than 80 percent of the Earth’s volume – is made of silicate minerals including iron, aluminum, and calcium among others.

And now we can add water to the list.

The discovery of Ice-VII in the diamonds is the first recognized natural incident of the aqueous fluid from the deep mantle. Ice-VII had been discovered in prior lab screening of products under extreme pressure. Tschauner likewise found that while under the boundaries of hardened diamonds discovered on the surface of the planet, Ice-VII is strong. However in the mantle, it is liquid.

“These discoveries are crucial in understanding that water-rich areas in the Earth’s interior can contribute in the international water budget and the movement of heat-generating radioactive elements,” Tschauner stated.

This discovery can help scientists create new, more precise models of exactly what’s going on inside the Earth, specifically how and where heat is produced under the Earth’s crust.

To puts it simply: “It’s another piece of the puzzle in understanding how our planet works,” Tschauner stated.

Naturally, as it frequently chooses discoveries, this one was found by accident, described Tschauner.

“We were searching for co2,” he said. “We’re still searching for it, actually,”

The study was co-authored by UNLV geoscience professor Shichun Huang, in addition to associates from the University of Chicago, the California Institute of Innovation, China University of Geosciences, the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

Jeep in hot water over advertisement showing SUV romping through river

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018|2:26 p.m.

RENO– The head of among the nation’s biggest fish conservation groups states Fiat Chrysler Super Bowl ads “glorified” the destruction of marine habitat in an apparent attempt to attract off-road thrill applicants.

It’s the second time ads by the automaker have actually drawn grievances considering that the Feb. 4 video game.

Trout Unlimited President and CEO Chris Wood said Wednesday one ad gave the impression a Jeep Cherokee was splashing down the middle of a wild stream bed.

Fiat Chrysler is safeguarding the advertisements but states there are no strategies to run them once again. It says one spot was shot on a flooded county road and another in a manufactured lake with a manufactured waterfall on personal land.

Wood stated a number of his group’s 300,000 members and supporters own Jeeps, but the images were disturbing.

“Fish are difficult and resilient critters, but they don’t do well with several-thousand-pound lorries driving over their generating grounds, destroying the gravel where they lay eggs,” he said. “Why somebody would wish to put out the idea that you ought to purchase a Jeep so you might drive it up a creek is incomprehensible to me.”

The Reno Gazette-Journal initially reported the advertisement flap last week. Pam Harrington, Trout Unlimited’s Nevada field organizer, informed the paper she was upset due to the fact that she’s dealt with ATV clubs in Idaho fixing damage brought on by careless motorists.

Stream environment improvements belong to the decades-long efforts to secure endangered salmon in the Pacific Northwest, where research study shows river-bank disruptions and sedimentation chokes off fish eggs.

Wood stated he didn’t find out till this week that much of his membership was distressed over the Jeep advertisements. He said he ‘d currently composed an individual letter of problem Feb. 6 to Fiat Chrysler CEO and chairman Sergio Marchionne after Wood’s son discovered the ad during the game.

Diane Morgan, FCA’s head of marketing interaction, didn’t recognize where the ad was shot on the county roadway that “experiences seasonable runoff” but said the other was on private land in the southwest United States.

The car manufacturer came under fire last week for another Super Bowl advertisement featuring a Ram pickup set against audio of “The Drum Major Instinct” preaching delivered by Martin Luther King Jr. 50 years ago.

The 60-second area included pictures of the truck with individuals helping others and hugging liked ones. Critics said it omitted King’s words in the same speech defending against marketers exploiting customers, including: “In order to make your neighbors envious you must drive this kind of automobile.”

A company spokeswoman stated that advertisement “was selling the message of serving in your neighborhood.”

Wood stated FCA obviously “got some bad marketing advice” on the Jeep project. He stated there are plans to get in touch with a Jeep branch representative for a “more comprehensive conversation.”

“Ideally something great will come of this and we can begin a discussion with Jeep to promote wise usage of off-road lorries along with preservation of natural deposits,” Wood said.

Motorist dies after hitting big water valve


Authorities say a guy has passed away after owning across numerous lanes on a Las Vegas highway and striking a big water valve.

Las Vegas police say the 43-year-old male was owning a 2004 Nissan Armada eastbound on Lake Mead Boulevard at about 8:20 p.m. on Saturday when he struck the curb. He then drove left across all westbound lanes before striking the valve.

Cops state he was transferred to a local healthcare facility where he died. His name has actually not been launched.

Authorities are investigating the event.

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Judge sends out Las Vegas water pipeline strategy back to feds for a repair


Julie Jacobson/ AP This March 23, 2012, file picture reveals pipelines extending into Lake Mead well above the high water mark near Boulder City.

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Updated Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017|6:15 p.m.

. A federal judge tapped the brakes Thursday but didn’t stop a proposition for a huge and pricey water pipeline to draw underground water from rural valleys along Nevada’s eastern edge to provide the growing Las Vegas city.

The federal Bureau of Land Management needs to reevaluate at possible ecological effects of the Southern Nevada Water Authority task and identify what can be done about them, U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon said.

The judge defined the repairs he bought as “narrow deficiencies” in environmental impact declarations.

They include whether the project will fulfill Tidy Water Act requirements and whether it will be possible to replace or bring back remote wetlands if groundwater pumping starts in the Spring, Cavern, Dry Lake and Delamar valleys.

Pipeline challengers state ancient natural water basins beneath the Nevada-Utah state line aren’t naturally replenished in today’s arid environment conditions.

“There can be no question that drawing this much water from these desert aquifers will harm the ecosystem and effect cultural sites,” the judge said. “On the other hand, southern Nevada deals with an intractable water shortage.”

Both sides interpreted Gordon’s 39-page ruling as beneficial.

Center for Biological Variety lawyer Marc Fink called it “a win for wildlife and vulnerable habitat across eastern Nevada.”

“There are major concerns about whether (the federal Bureau of Land Management) can reduce the serious effects of this enormous water grab, which would destroy countless acres of wetlands and important environment for many sensitive wildlife species,” Fink said.

Southern Nevada Water Authority officials, however, pointed to Gordon’s finding on what the judge called environmentalists’ primary grievance: That the federal Bureau of Land Management consented to wait till water begins streaming before determining impacts and requiring mitigation.

“The United States District Court ruled that the BLM properly phased the (ecological) analysis and assessed cumulative environmental and climate change impacts, and considered cultural resources and tribal water rights,” authority representative Bronson Mack said in an email statement.

He stated the water authority was confident federal land managers would appropriately deal with the judge’s concerns.

Simeon Herskovits, representing the Great Basin Water Network, Indian people and Nevada’s White Pine County, anticipated it won’t be easy to correct the deficiencies due to the fact that throughout decades of study the water authority hadn’t offered any “concrete verifiable plan.”

Herskovits pointed also to an important week of hearings starting Sept. 25 prior to Nevada’s leading water official, State Engineer Jason King, on a state judge’s order that he reassess his March 2012 finding that there suffices underground water to provide the pipeline.

Gordon’s decision came less than a month after he held a first-ever federal court hearing on the long-discussed pipeline task.

All parties expect the case will be appealed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.

The judge acknowledged the complexity and expenditure of a project to provide enough water to serve more than 165,000 homes a year across a range similar to a drive from Los Angeles to Las Vegas.

The water agency concedes the pipeline will cost billions of dollars to construct, but insists it will end up being essential if drought keeps shrinking the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River, which provides 90 percent of Las Vegas drinking water.

U.S.: '' Absolutely no ' opportunity of Colorado River water lack in 2018


Steve Marcus An aerial view of Callville Bay Resort & & Marina on Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, at Lake Mead.

Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017|2:47 p.m.

Heavy winter snows in the Rocky Mountains have actually rescued the thirsty Western U.S. for another year.

U.S. water supervisors said Tuesday there will be no water lowerings in 2018 for countless locals and farmers served by the Lake Mead reservoir on the Colorado River that lies behind the Hoover Dam.

“The forecast shows there is no possibility of lack in 2018,” said Rose Davis, spokeswoman for the United States Bureau of Improvement. “Zero.”

January water levels are anticipated to be 8 feet (2.5 meters) above the point that sets off a drought-shortage declaration on the carefully seen lake, inning accordance with a key 24-month forecast by the water system management agency.

The report is a turnabout from a year back, when the firm forecasted a 50-50 opportunity the lake level would fall simply below the scarcity point of 1,075 feet (330 meters) above sea level.

Under the interstate agreements governing the river’s usage, a lack declaration would require officials to cut some water deliveries to Arizona and Nevada.

In general, the river serves more than 40 million individuals in cities, farms and tribes in Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. Mexico likewise gets a share.

Davis said conservation and water-banking programs including Mexico, California, Arizona and Nevada were a primary factor the largest built reservoir in the United States will not fall listed below the dry spell scarcity point.

Water banking permits users to leave a few of their water in Lake Mead for later use, with some constraints.

Integrated, conservation and water banking have included about 10 feet (3 meters) to the lake level.

Snowmelt from heavy snowfall from mountains in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming likewise enhanced the lake’s water level.

“We had a great water year– 113 percent of average,” Davis told The Associated Press. “That raised our capability in the entire system from 51 to 57 percent.”

The report projects a 31 percent possibility of a scarcity declaration in January 2019.

A 1922 interstate agreement allocates a combined 15 million acre-feet of water to the states and Mexico. An acre-foot has to do with 326,000 U.S. gallons (1.2 million liters), enough to serve two typical homes for a year in the United States West.

More than 16 years of dry spell have actually taken a visible toll on Lake Mead, which is currently at 38 percent of capacity while downstream farmers withdraw water to water summer crops. A white mineral “bathtub ring” left when the water was higher shows up on rocky shorelines.

But Lake Powell, another big reservoir on the Colorado River upstream from Mead, has enhanced to 63 percent capacity.

That will supply alternatives for water managers who control the water flow from Lake Powell, east of the Grand Canyon, to Lake Mead, west of the national forest. Authorities have compared the process to putting water from one teacup to another.

A dry spell lack declaration would cut 11.4 percent of Arizona’s guaranteed 2.8 million acre-feet (3.4 trillion liter) allocation, and 4.3 percent of Nevada’s allocated 300,000 acre-feet (370 billion liters). The quantity of water at stake integrated would serve more than 625,000 houses.

Central Arizona Project authorities say cuts in water deliveries would impact Arizona farmers prior to cities. The job serves a heavily populated area that consists of the state’s largest cities, Phoenix, Tucson and Mesa.

Las Vegas, which draws 90 percent of its water from Lake Mead, might not feel much result from a scarcity statement because conservation and reuse programs have cut the city’s intake by about 25 percent in the last few years, Southern Nevada Water Authority authorities state.

Even if a shortage is stated, drought-stricken California will be able to draw its complete 4.4 million acre-foot allocation of Colorado River water.

Elliott reported from Denver.

Lady doused in boiling water by '' friends '.

New York City (WCBS/CNN) – Jamoneishia Merritt, 11, has actually not been offered a mirror to look at the serious damage done to her face and neck.

“We’re trying to keep her spirits up, talking with her,” said the lady’s aunt, Lawrene Merritt.

The family shared a heartbreaking photo of the girl in the burn system at Harlem Medical facility, completely scarred after she was viciously and intentionally scalded while at a pajama party, surrounded by young girls she considered her good friends.

Police state while Merritt slept, a 12-year-old girl threw boiling water in her face, which heated her awake. Merritt suffered burns to her face, back and shoulders and was rushed to the health center in severe but steady condition.

It took place Monday morning inside an apartment in the Bronx.

The girl’s mother, Ebony Merritt, has actually talked with district attorneys about the felony criminal charges facing the 12-year-old assailant. Merritt also stated she believes the one adult inside the home did refrain from doing enough to prevent the attack.

Other relatives are mad and state they want justice for Jamoneishia.

“They were really wicked,” Lawrene Merritt stated of her niece’s so-called friends. “That didn’t make good sense. I mean, I could not even envision a child doing that to another kid.”

Investigators are checking out whether this criminal offense was inspired by an obvious social media pattern that’s dubbed “the hot water difficulty.” It includes 6 stunts where unsuspecting victims get hot water tossed at them.

Eight-year-old Ki’ari Pope of Florida passed away after apparently participating in exactly what may have been a variation on the fad by drinking boiling water as part of an attempt with another child.

The victim’s mother posted on social media, stating that she wants all parents to be familiar with exactly what their kids are doing and to talk with them about the hazardous, sick stunts they see online.

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