Exit interview: Mulroy talks about her life as Las Vegas’ water chief — Henry Brean @RefriedBrean #ColoradoRiver

Pat Mulroy via The Earth Institute at Columbia University
Pat Mulroy via The Earth Institute at Columbia University

Pat Mulroy is exiting the Southern Nevada Water Authority. The Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Henry Brean caught up with her to talk about her legacy and plans for the future. Here’s his report. Click through and read the whole thing. Here’s an excerpt:

For a quarter century, Pat Mulroy kept water flowing to the nation’s driest city.

Her work to stretch and supplement Nevada’s meager share of the Colorado River helped fuel the explosive growth of the Las Vegas Valley, which saw its population triple during her time as water chief.

In the process, she earned a reputation as a clever tactician and a tough, sometimes brash negotiator. She also cultivated numerous critics and a few outright enemies, who accused her of arrogance, empire building and worse for her single-minded pursuit of more water at almost any cost.

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