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Low Water May Halt Hoover Dam’s Power

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What happens if Lake Mead drops too low to generate electricity at Hoover Dam?

In Solar Power Lies Path to Reducing Water Use For Energy

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California’s latest proposed desert solar power plant could compromise desert habitat.

Major Nevada Pipeline Project in Limbo

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Plans for a major freshwater pipeline for the Las Vegas Valley hit a legal roadblock. A ruling from Nevada's Supreme Court last week has threatened the fate of a massive pipeline project once hailed as critical to Las Vegas’ freshwater supply

Nuclear Fallout: Nevada Takes Hard Look at Contaminated Groundwater From Historic Testing Grounds

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The Yucca Flat area of the Nevada Test Site is scarred with subsidence craters from underground nuclear testing[/caption]Decades of nuclear weapons testing has contaminated an estimated 1.6 trillion gallons of groundwater in the Nevada desert, a region where clean water is scarce and getting scarcer.

Water Issues Dividing and Challenging the U.S.

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With floods across the Midwest, droughts along the Southwest, and legal skirmishes in the West and South—water issues are dividing the United States and challenging its citizens like never before. As first reported by Circle of Blue in July 2008, increasing competition for diminishing water supplies is driving the United States into an era of water scarcity.

Nevada and Utah: Desert Aquifer Dispute in Snake Valley

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Snake Valley, Utah.  Image courtesy of the Utah Geological SurveryA highly disputed bill sits on the desk of Utah Governor Gary Herbert that would allow the construction of a 300-mile pipeline to pump 16 billion gallons of groundwater from the Snake Valley aquifer to as many as 120,000 households in the growing desert metropolis of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Colorado River Compact, impact: McCain comment garners criticism upstream

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When presidential hopeful John McCain expressed his opinion that…

Prince of Jordan to talk water in Vegas

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LAS VEGAS - Jordanian Prince Feisal Ibn Al-Hussein is scheduled…

Water tapping: Utah confronts Nevada government on pipeline pollution

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SALT LAKE CITY - The Las Vegas leviathan once more has engineers…

Proposed rule will prevent wells from illegally draining Colorado River

Owners of wells in Arizona, California, and Nevada drain an estimated…

Nevada rancher awarded $4.2M for 'taken' water rights

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Reno, NEVADA - The U.S. Court of Federal Claims court has ruled…

Vegas rolls dice on rural water

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CARSON CITY, Nevada - Officials seeking more water for the booming…