Because the Great Basin is a desert, water is life.

Nevada is the most arid state in the nation. Water management, for better or worse, is part of the Great Basin’s heritage. Indian names for towns Tonopah, Pahrump, Pahranagut, and Ivanpah denote the presence of water.

Earlier this summer, PLAN, GBRW and the GBWN coordinated a Great Basin Water Tour providing participants an opportunity to learn and experience firsthand about the water issues facing our state. Issues that are not without solutions. Below is a video vignette of the water tour highlighting a portion of the journey and underscoring the current (historical) challenges, especially those regarding the SNWA Las Vegas Water Grab Project.

Water Tour Video Screening

In September, PLAN is set to screen the more complete video of the water tour in Northern Nevada in a venue in Northern Nevada to give attendees a chance to learn more, share ideas and collaborate on solutions. Stay tuned!

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