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March 24, 2012
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Water rights decision under fire

On Thursday, Nevada's state engineer approved allowing the Southern Nevada Water Authority to claim nearly 84,000 acre feet a year from valleys in Lincoln and White Pine counties.

The engineer dismissed claims that taking the water for the Las Vegas Valley would stunt development of the valleys or that Vegas was plenty big enough as it is.

King ruled that Spring Valley, Dry Lake Valley, Cave Valley and Delamar Valley could all supply the water sought by the authority in a decision issued on Thursday afternoon.

Spring Valley located over the mountains east of Ely will be the largest source …

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