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Toiyabe Chapter
Nevada and Eastern California
PO Box 8096
Reno, NV 89507

(775) 323-3162

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Springs in Lincoln and White Pine Counties support a large percentage of the areas agriculture
Pipelines will snake across Eastern and Southern Nevada if plans of the SNWA and others pump groundwater and export it to Las Vegas urban growth.

Urban Sprawl generates smog in Las Vegas in Summer 2004Nevada Water Issues 2006:  A Handbook for Public officials, the Press, and the Public

Published Jan 2006: Great Basin Water Network and the Progressive Leadership Alliance of Nevada
Las Vegas is often choked by smog as seen
here in August 2004 looking from Sunrise
Mountain to the Spring Mountains obscured
by the haze.

Nevada is one of the highest population growth regions in the nation, but it is a "land of little rain," the driest of the fifty states.

Read about the threats to Nevada's environment and rural economies and how to prevent irreversible environmental damage from groundwater export projects to rapidly sprawling urban areas in southern and northern Nevada.  Download the Nevada Water Issues 2006.

Nevada Water Issues 2006


  • What's at Stake?
  • The Approval Process
  • The Issues
  • Alternatives and Options
  • Taking Action
  • From the Public and the Press
  • Resources and Contacts
  • Nevada Water Facts

The Great Basin Water Network was created by organizations (including the Toiyabe Chapter of the Sierra Club) and individuals dedicated to insuring that decisions being made regarding current and future water development proposals are done cautionsly and are based on the best available scientific information.  For more information or to join the Great Basin Water Network, email to: