Snake Valley http://kuer.org en Court Rules Against Las Vegas Water Project http://kuer.org/post/court-rules-against-las-vegas-water-project <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A judge in Nevada dealt a major blow Wednesday to the plan to pump groundwater from valleys in the Great Basin to Las Vegas.</span></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 21:13:40 +0000 Dan Bammes 39470 at http://kuer.org Court Rules Against Las Vegas Water Project Should Utah Lease Its Share of the Colorado? http://kuer.org/post/should-utah-lease-its-share-colorado <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Pat </span>Mulroy<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, the long-time head of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, announced her plans to retire this week.&nbsp; She&rsquo;s been a strong proponent of the plan to pump groundwater from the Great Basin to Las Vegas.&nbsp; But she also suggested in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun that the project wouldn&rsquo;t be necessary if Nevada could work out a deal with states such as Utah that hold water rights on the Colorado River.</span></p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:36:19 +0000 Dan Bammes 35949 at http://kuer.org Should Utah Lease Its Share of the Colorado? Panel Urges Herbert to Reconsider Snake Valley Deal http://kuer.org/post/panel-urges-herbert-reconsider-snake-valley-deal <p></p><p></p><p></p> Wed, 15 May 2013 19:51:14 +0000 Dan Bammes 29331 at http://kuer.org Panel Urges Herbert to Reconsider Snake Valley Deal Nevada Environmentalists Applaud Utah Decision http://kuer.org/post/nevada-environmentalists-applaud-utah-decision <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Environmentalists who’ve been trying to stop a water pipeline from the Great Basin to Las Vegas are applauding a decision by Utah’s governor to reject an agreement between Utah and Nevada.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 19:35:28 +0000 Dan Bammes 27398 at http://kuer.org Nevada Environmentalists Applaud Utah Decision Herbert Close to Decision on Snake Valley Agreement http://kuer.org/post/herbert-close-decision-snake-valley-agreement <p></p><p></p><p>Governor Gary Herbert says he’ll decide whether or not to sign the controversial water sharing agreement with Nevada in the next couple of weeks. Nevada officials signed the document three years ago. It would allow the state to pump groundwater to Las Vegas by way of Snake Valley, which straddles the Utah/Nevada border.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The governor, speaking at the monthly </span>KUED<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;today news conference says it’s clear most people in Utah and even some in Nevada believe the pipeline is a mistake.</span></p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 20:40:57 +0000 Whittney Evans 27045 at http://kuer.org Herbert Close to Decision on Snake Valley Agreement Governor Consults Snake Valley Residents on Water Deal http://kuer.org/post/governor-consults-snake-valley-residents-water-deal <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Governor Gary Herbert traveled to the Snake Valley on the Utah-Nevada line yesterday to talk to people who might be impacted by a plan to pump groundwater from the Great Basin to Las Vegas.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:42:42 +0000 Dan Bammes 26694 at http://kuer.org Governor Consults Snake Valley Residents on Water Deal BLM Approves Las Vegas Water Pipeline http://kuer.org/post/blm-approves-las-vegas-water-pipeline <p>The U.S. Bureau of Land Management <a href="http://www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/info/newsroom/2012/december/nevada_state_office.html">announced its approval </a>Thursday for a 300-mile pipeline from the interior valleys of the Great Basin to Las Vegas. &nbsp;The pipeline would be used to carry more than 84,000 acre-feet of water pumped from underground aquifers each year. &nbsp;The project is opposed by environmental groups, ranchers, local government officials and Native American tribes in both Nevada and Utah. Fri, 28 Dec 2012 19:09:38 +0000 Dan Bammes 22915 at http://kuer.org BLM Approves Las Vegas Water Pipeline Governor Urged to Renegotiate on Snake Valley Water http://kuer.org/post/governor-urged-renegotiate-snake-valley-water <p></p><p>A coalition of ranchers, environmentalists and political leaders sent a letter to Governor Gary Herbert, asking him not to sign a deal worked out with the state of Nevada to divide water rights in the Snake Valley.&nbsp; Steve Erickson represents the Great Basin Water Network.&nbsp; He says the deal worked out three years ago should be scrapped and the states should negotiate a new one.</p><p>"We have plenty of time to do further science and assess the potential damages from this project before we sign on the bottom line," Erickson told reporters at the Utah state capitol.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 20:11:02 +0000 Dan Bammes 22187 at http://kuer.org Governor Urged to Renegotiate on Snake Valley Water Could Utah and Nevada Go to Court over Great Basin Water? http://kuer.org/post/could-utah-and-nevada-go-court-over-great-basin-water <p>The director of the Southern Nevada Water Authority, Pat Mulroy, is threatening to take the state of Utah to the U.S. Supreme Court over an agreement to allocate groundwater in the Snake Valley on the Utah-Nevada state line. &nbsp;The statement was made in an e-mail to members of SNWA&#39;s board of directors. &nbsp;The agreement was required by federal law before a pipeline could be built carrying water from the Great Basin to Las Vegas. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 06 Aug 2012 19:42:17 +0000 Dan Bammes 16155 at http://kuer.org Could Utah and Nevada Go to Court over Great Basin Water?