November 2015 — 2016 Calendars Available for Christmas — enjoy a stunning scene from Snake Valley
  October,30 2015 — Federal EIS case — Plaintiffs et al.’s: Opening Summary Judgment Motions
  September 2015 —$44 million water agreement between SNWA & Metropolitan Water District of Califorina
  September 2015 — Nevada Supreme Court Decision Kobeh Valley Ranch - Eureka Nevada [17 Page PDF]
  August 2015 — Nevada Drought Forum — press coverage and selected public comments
  May 2015 — Las Vegas Water Grab Rejected by Nevada Supreme Court
  May 2015 — GBWN — Water Gab Newsletter [7 Page PDF]

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In The News — Below are press stories about the ongoing drought in the west; press stories also cover the Southern Nevada Water Authority's "water grab" in Nevada and Utah; and other "mega" water projects that threaten the Great Basin.
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November 2015 — What You Need to Know About the Water Crisis in the West — ProPublica

Photo - Las Vegas Review Journal November 20, 2015 — Experts urge statewide water metering, conservation to fight drought — CARSON CITY — A state panel Friday finalized short-term and long-range recommendations for dealing with drought, from requiring meters on all water outlets in Nevada to stepping up drought monitoring and conservation efforts. The recommendations to be delivered to Gov. Brian Sandoval from the Nevada Drought Forum are a starting point. Much of the heavy lifting, if the governor pursues the findings, will come during the 2017 Legislature. "There's work to be done following this effort," said Leo Drozdoff, director of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources appointed by the governor to chair the drought panel — Las Vegas Review Journal [Mobil Link]

November 18, 2915— Will a new state plan solve Colorado's water troubles? On November 19, Colorado’s first state water plan will arrive on Governor John Hickenlooper’s desk. The final document is the product of discussions that began more than a decade ago in every corner of the state about how to use — and protect — Colorado’s rivers, lakes and aquifers — High Country News

November 18, 2015 — Most groundwater is effectively a non-renewable resource, study finds — The water that supplies aquifers and wells that billions of people rely on around the world is, from a practical perspective, mostly a non-renewable resource that could run out in many places, a new Canadian-led study has found —

November 17, 2015 — Drought, demography, and conservation in 21st century California — Dr. Glen MacDonald discusses California's changing climate and demography, and what the implications are for the future —

Lake Mead in December 2012. Photo/Allen Best November 16, 2015 — Rising temperatures explain drop in reservoirs better than drought — GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. – The Colorado River originates in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado, gathering water from tributary rivers that arise near Winter Park and Breckenridge, Vail and Crested Butte. A little more than halfway on its 1,450-mile route to the Pacific Ocean, the Colorado River gets blocked by a giant slab of concrete called Hoover Dam. This dam creates Lake Mead, the primary water source for Las Vegas —

November 14, 2015 — Sharing the Colorado River — California, Arizona and Nevada have quarreled and litigated over Colorado River water for many decades. Now the states are slowly moving to a new model of cooperation. Once rare water shortages have become seemingly perpetual, posing a common danger. So instead of fighting to secure the most water for themselves, the states are increasingly focused on conserving water. That water is staying in Lake Mead, the linchpin to reliable supply in the three states. The more water they can store in this key reservoir, the better they are all protected —

November 12, 2015 — UC scientists test inexpensive way to capture El Niño rains — During California's rainy months, rivers often run high and excess water flows out into the ocean. Amid the worst drought in more than a century, all of that water lost? With an El Niño event expected to bring heavy rains this winter, isn't there an easy way to collect and store it? — SF Gate

November 11, 2015 — How Water Is Reshaping the West — NOVA NEXT

November 08, 2015 — Feds delay decisions on new Colorado River diversions — The complex permitting process for a pair of new Colorado water supply projects has been delayed yet again, as federal agencies continue to study the impacts of new diversions from the Colorado River and enlarged reservoirs on the Front Range — SummitCountyVoice

November 05, 2015 — Water wars: How politics beat science in the West — In the 19th century, as settlers moved West, the gold seekers got most of the attention and publicity. But more of them traveled West for a less exciting reason—to farm. In many cases, it never occurred to them that the land might not be suitable for the purpose —

November 04, 2015 — LA will soon use less imported H20, thanks to new water treatment — Los Angeles is getting a new, high-tech wastewater recycling plant to recharge groundwater supplies. It will help the region cut back on its use of expensive imported water —

November 03, 2015 — Letter: Where is gov on water-smart solutions? — Where is gov on water-smart solutions?: Governor Sandoval created the Nevada Drought Forum in April of 2015. As water shortages have worsened in the southwest for over 10 years, why did he not create the forum a couple months after first being elected in 2010? When he served in the Nevada Assembly in 1995, did he not know there were multi-decade periods of drought? Has he not heard of the Lake Mead bathtub ring over the past decade? — [Print Letter]

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