Great Basin Water Network
Southern Nevada Water Authority
Groundwater Development Project
This archive contains the Great Basin Water Network's (GBWN) history opposing the now defunct Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) Ground Water Development project. The project entailed construction of a 300-mile, 84" diameter pipeline to drain "unappropriated" water from east central Nevada and the west desert of Utah. The water was intended to serve Las Vegas — a major metro area of more than two million residents in southern Nevada. The cost of the pipeline and associated facilities was projected at more than $15 billion. It was initiated in 1989 and ended in 2020.