BLM spares Snake Valley in Nevada pipeline plan

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  • 1conservative WEST VALLEY CITY, UT
    Aug. 4, 2012 12:48 p.m.

    Its bizarre to me what the federal government decides to protect and what it doesn't. The feds are choosing (as per Harry Reid)to turn BOTH Snake Valley and eastern Nevada into another Death Valley dustbowl; although during last week's fire in Skull Valley, the firefighters weren't even allowed to bulldoze a strip wide enough to make a firebreak!!

    There is such a thing as "capacity" for places like Vegas due to limited resources (water).

    They're all used up!!

    Besides, pretty much every state in the nation now has gambling, with some states rivaling what Vegas is doing.

    Sending water to Vegas will turn out to be the greatest ecological mistake we've made this century!

  • lindaj Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 4, 2012 12:30 p.m.

    I am sorry to tell you the decision DOES NOT SPARE SNAKE VALLEY or its water. The water grabbers simply left Snake Valley off its environmental study request. However, the pipe can carry 114,000 cfs and the area involved in the EIS can provide about 78,000 cfs of water, with the remaining capacity reserved for future consideration of Snake Valley. In this use, "future" means "as soon as us protesters die off." On the other hand, the USGS did a study of groundwater flows in the valleys affected and they are all interconnected. So there may never be a need to ask for permission to pump in Snake Valley, they may just suck it dry from the adjacent Spring Valley pretty easily.

  • stevo123 slc, ut
    Aug. 4, 2012 11:49 a.m.

    Pumping water out of the Snake Valley to ship to Vegas is a fools errand. It cost to much money to pump it and will ruin that area forever.