Running on empty in Sin City

Jenkins, Matt
September 2006
High Country News;9/18/2006, Vol. 38 Issue 17, p8
The article discusses the tensions and federal negotiations for the groundwater project of Las Vegas, Nevada in Great Basin. The project will be the biggest proposal in the U.S. and will require the installment of 195 pumps over the 8,000-square-mile area of eastern Nevada. Considering the increasing population of Las Vegas, Southern Nevada Water Authority head Patricia Mulroy has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to grant more of Colorado's river to the city. Mulroy also claims that Nevadans will be in trouble if the groundwater project will not be approved. Bob Williams, state supervisor for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, states that their cooperation with the Water Authority will help set terms of the project's development.


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