In April, Wynn Resorts unveiled a proposal for Paradise Park. The project would include a 38-acre man-made lake, which would replace an 18-hole golf course that currently occupies the space in Las Vegas. This proposal comes during a time when the West is acutely aware of the drought, and conserving water is even on the mind of the public across Western states.

The Las Vegas casino magnate Steve Wynn has been taking some heat over the potential environmental impact of such a project. Although the resort claims its waterpark will use less water than a golf course, not everyone is convinced the project will be green. Skeptics worry about evaporation, the drought, and concerns over unnatural or unethical use of water.

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