Dr. Moench lists the horrific consequences to Central Nevada and Utah from
rustling the basin's water. They are all true, but they carry no weight
with Las Vegas developers. In Las Vegas, the bottom line is the bottom line.
Nevada says that if there is harm, they will stop, but these aquifers, once
depleted, require thousands of years to re-charge. Utah's federal and state
legislators and populace must do all in their power to stop this monstrous
I commented to the Guv. months ago on this issue. I will again.Vegas is "built out". They need to stop issuing building permits.
This could actually be a "win/win" for the residents. All of a sudden
THEIR properties would become more valuable.They need to understand
that water is a finite resource!
As both a teenager and adult, I have been to Snake Valley a number of times, as
well as on the other side of the Deep Creek Mountain range in Nevada. The
mountains and canyons, such as Granite Creek Canyon, Trout Creek Canyon, and
Tom's Creek Canyon are beautiful and majestic. The Deep Creek Mountains are
higher than ANY mountains along the Wasatch Front. This mountain range is some
miles South of Wendover. And though shorter in length than the Wasatch
Mountains, a few clouds run into them and leave a little precious moisture each
year. Even with the water that flows continuously throughout the year from these
mountains in the small streams into the Snake Valley, and some of the water
flows into wells on the West side of the Deep Creek Range in Nevada, the valleys
on both sides are largely dry, other than the fields irrigated from the few
small streams and wells.I am NOT an environmentalist, per se.
However, I would still STRONGLY URGE ONE & ALL TO CONTACT GOVERNOR
HERBERT'S OFFICE and, in NO UNCERTAIN TERMS plead with him for the sake of
ALL UTAHNS NOT TO SIGN THAT AGREEMENT ! ! ! ! !
I agree with the commentator. Moreover this decision should be take out of the
politicians and placed with the United States Supreme Court wherein the Court
can divided up the water under the doctrine of "Equitable (fair)
apportionment". Utah should not be running from justice. It should be
There are several small streams out in the west desert that have the Bonneville
cutthroat trout. Draining the the water will dry up these streams and wipe out
these small populations. The trout do not have the money that Vegas has , but I
speak in support of the ranchers and the trout. Governor Herbert: Please do not
Vegas' fountains and pools, so reviled in the tight Utah mindset,
aren't the problem. People are the problem. Large amounts of people in an
unsustaining environment. Yet we often see op eds here for more people; fill the
quiver. Whether it's here or vegas, too many is too many.
contact the governor at the utah governor(.gov) webpage under constituent
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DO NOT give away Utah water. Not to Nevada, not to Las Vegas. ESPECIALLY not to
Las Vegas. They made their bed, let them sleep in it.
Let Las Vegas empty their outdoor swimming pools and fountains, and put in water
saving plants and artificial turf, to conserve their water instead of taking the
subsistence water away from farmers and Native Americans in Utah.
Good article.Las Vegas should be allowed to dry up and blow away.
It's an absolutely disgusting place.
Why not form an agreement that Las Vegas can use less water than the proposed
agreement?Enough less that the bad things in this article don't