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Walker Lake Needs Water Now

        Walker Lake, located in western Nevada near Hawthorne, is one of a six freshwater terminal lakes in the world. It is home to the threatened native Lahontan Cutthroat Trout and is designated as a Globally Important Bird Area by the American Bird Conservancy, in part, because of its importance to Common Loons who use Walker Lake as a critical "refueling" stop during migration. Many thousands of waterfowl depend on Walker Lake -and its fish - year round.

Walker Lake at Sunset

Unfortunately, the lake has lost over 75% of its volume over the past century because of upstream water diversions. The lake's water surface has dropped 140 feet! Salt levels are dangerously high and the fishery is in imminent danger of collapse without additional water flows this spring.

Walker Lake has survived for millennia nourishing native people with its bountiful trout.

Walker lake needs an emergency supply of freshwater now to prevent the collapse of the fishery. Nevada Governor Guinn and California Governor Davis need to provide this emergency water so that this unique treasure can survive.

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