Competition for Water in Southern Nevada - Local Needs Versus Federal Control

by Richard H. French, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, United States,
Christine Chairsell, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, United States,
Gilbert F. Cochran, Desert Research Inst, Las Vegas, United States,



Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Hydraulics/Hydrology of Arid Lands (H²AL)

Abstract: The impacts of lands in southern Nevada, withdrawn by the federal government for defense and defense-related purposes on the water supply, are discussed. Nevada is an illustration of an area in which the most controversial issues of the decade, water availability and nuclear and defense strategies, compete.

Subject Headings: Water supply | Federal government | Light rail transit | Water resources | Water management | Military engineering | Hydraulic engineering | Nevada | North America | United States

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