Vegas rolls dice on rural water

CARSON CITY, Nevada – Officials seeking more water for the booming Las Vegas area have requested a state hearing on the final piece of a massive pipeline project they plan to build to tap groundwater from rural Nevada.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is seeking state permission to pump as much as 16 billion gallons of water a year from White Pine County’s Snake Valley, more than 250 miles north of Las Vegas.

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Source : Associated Press

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