Las Vegas Water Plan Hits Wall

Plans by Las Vegas officials to siphon water from northern Nevada down to the growing city may have hit a wall, as a recent ruling from the state Supreme Court found fault with the region's water rights application process.

"Starting in 1989, Las Vegas-area water officials – anticipating a massive population boom in thirsty southern Nevada – asked the state water engineer for groundwater rights in a number of rural valleys. Critics panned the proposal to channel water, via a 300-mile pipeline, from ranching to casino country as an Owens Valley-like grab. A number of people filed formal objections."

The case is being routed back to the District Courts, which will decide whether the Southern Nevada Water Authority needs to restart the application process.

Full Story: Nevada water pipeline: In jeopardy?

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