Great Basin Water Network
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Groundwater Development Project
Environmental Impact Statement
Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties
Groundwater Development Project
In 2011 a draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was issued by the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in response to a Right-of-Way application submitted by the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) for construction and operation of a pipeline system and associated infrastructure to support the proposed future conveyance of groundwater to Las Vegas Valley from five hydrologic basins in East-central Nevada.
This page contains certain informtion and actions taken by the Great Basin Water Network (GBWN) in responce to the referenced EIS.
External Link — BLM's EIS Process including all relevant documents.
External Link —
BLM's EIS Record of Decision issued on December 19, 2012
July 2013 — EIS Action Alert: Speak Up for the Future of Nevada
Letters & Email Needed Now — Do It in September! — Yes, it’s that time AGAIN now that the Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) is out. Please, rally family, friends, and neighbors to email the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to tell them the Pipeline project is an economic and environmental disaster of vast proportion.
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December 11, 2013 — Press Release - GBWN gives BLM an "F" for its "new" alternative.
Citizens in the broad coalition of farmers, environmentalists, tribes, ranchers, hunters and anglers, rural and urban residents in the Great Basin Water Network are giving the Bureau of Land Management an "F" for the additional alternative ...
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July 2012 — U.S. Bureau of Land Management Nevada Groundwater Projects, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Right-of-Way Project Update [Newsletter No. 9]
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Winter 2012 — Water Gab Volume 3, Issue 1 September 2012: BLM Issues Final EIS on Pipeline Project:
How to protest Alt. "F"
Water Gab Volume 3, Issue 1 September 2012 Action Alert News from the Great Basin Water Network Heartland BLM Issues Final EIS on Pipeline Project Opponents Urge Protest Letters to Salazar, Sandoval and SNWA
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August 03, 2012 — Notice of Availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement, Including a Programmatic Agreement, for the Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine Counties Groundwater Development Project, Nevada
The BLM has announced the availability of the Final EIS on the SNWA "Groundwater Project" as of Aug. 3, 2012. The BLM has a Preferred alternative of "F" which was created after the Draft EIS was released and commented on. The BLM will not issue a final decision, called the "Record of Decision", for 60 days. That decision for 60 days. That decision could come then as soon as September 27, 2012.
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June, 2011, GBWN Water Grab EIS Guide
Download EIS Guide (4 Pages)
July 29, 2011 — BLM grants more time to comment on Las Vegas pipeline plan
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October 11, 2011 — Comment Letter from the Nevada Department of Wildlife (NDOW) on the Groundwater Development Project Draft EIS [PDF -16 Pages]
December 2010 — U.S. Bureau of Land Management Nevada Groundwater Projects, Southern Nevada Water Authority
Right-of-Way Project Update [Newsletter No. 6]
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December 2010 — U.S. BLM NV Groundwater Projects Update
This BLM Newsletter details the upcoming Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Southern Nevada Water Authority's proposed massive water export project. The Newsletter describes the alternatives which will be considered in the DEIS and the alternatives rejected for consideration (many of them supported by the hundreds of comments the BLM received on the SNWA project). Essential reading for those opposed to the project to take over 200,000 acre-feet of water each year from the dry valleys of eastern Nevada and western Utah.
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Protest Form: One page with reasons
Download this Protest Form of SNWA's applications in Spring, Cave, Delamar, and Dry Lake Valleys
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Topics to help you comment on the BLM Draft Environmental Impact Statement
Download the issues which you may wish to comment to the BLM about.
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December 2008 — U.S Bureau of Land Management Newsletter: Nevada Groundwater Projects, Souther Nevada Water Authority Right–of–Way Project Update.
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