Vegas forges ahead on pipeline plan

Jenkins, Matt
October 2009
High Country News;10/12/2009, Vol. 41 Issue 17, p16
The article reports on the issue concerning the plan of the Southern Nevada Water Authority to construct a pipeline that will extract groundwater from Snake Valley in Utah and Nevada. It reveals that the plan will pose a threat to aquatic organisms and will result to the shortage of water supply to the Great Basin and nearby valleys. Tim Durbin, former hydrologist of Geological Survey, stresses that the government should make initiative to reduce the project's environmental impact by implementing sustainable water use policies and establishing effective conservation plans.


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