Nevada State Rejects Las Vegas Pipeline Plan


The Nevada Division of Water Resources on August 17 denied water rights applications that the Southern Nevada Water Authority needs to support a pipeline that would move rural groundwater to Las Vegas. The ruling denies previously approved applications from the Southern Nevada Water Authority to pump groundwater from four rural valleys in the eastern part of the state. Opponents of the pipeline plan call it a waste of ratepayer resources and a threat to the environment and economy of rural Nevada.