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(Photo: Ethan Miller, Getty Images)July 26, 2014 — West's water worries rise as Lake Mead falls . . . Like a giant measuring stick in the desert, the dropping water level of Lake Mead, the nation's largest man-made reservoir, provides a vivid representation of the drought that is gripping the Southwest and much of the West — USA Today

Photo by Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times July 26, 20014 — Calif. Farmers drilling deeper for water as drought drags on — On a dusty clearing between a fallow wheat field and wilting orange groves, Steve Arthur's crew of two mud-splattered well drillers worked furiously to deliver a lifeline to another despondent farmer — LA Latimes

July 24, 2014 — In Colorado River Basin, Groundwater Is Disappearing Much Faster than Lake Mead — The mineral-stained canyon walls and the plunging water levels at Lake Mead, the nationís largest reservoir, are the most visible signs of the driest 14-year period in the Colorado River Basinís historical record. But the receding shorelines at the Basinís major reservoirs . . . CircleofBlue.org

July 20, 2014 — Colorado River must go with a better flow [By TICK SEGERBLOM] — RJ.com

July 20, 2014 — Coalition forms to manage California's groundwater — LA Times

July 15, 2014 — Water official: Vegas not running dry — A new week has brought another record low to Lake Mead, but the man in charge of the Las Vegas Valleyís water supply doesnít sound worried. Though the reservoir is falling, said Southern Nevada Water Authority chief John Entsminger, the sky isnít — RJ.comView Slide Show

More Current News

July / August 2014 — Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) to hold “LISTENING SESSIONS“ across Nevada . . . to provide information to the public on water related issues in Nevada and, more importantly, to listen to any and all comments, suggestions and questions from the public about water related issues.

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Here's a quick look at the "Listening Session" dates where your can advise NDWR to stop over-allocating groundwater. All meetings are 6-8 pm. See the schedule above for locations.

  • July 28 Lovelock
  • July 29 Elko
  • July 30 Ely
  • July 31 Pioche
  • August 5 Las Vegas
  • August 7 Tonopah
  • August 12 Carson City

March 2014 — Water Gab Newsletter
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The Consequences . . . Transporting Snake Valley Water to Satisfy a Thirsty Las Vegas — An Eastern Nevada Rancher's Story is a virtual water tour of Snake Valley. . .

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