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December 11, 2013
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Judge rejects Vegas water grab

A district judge ordered the recalculation of the amount of water in four eastern Nevada basins, which Las Vegas is seeking to pipe south.

On Tuesday, White Pine County Senior District Judge Robert E. Estes ordered Nevada State Engineer Jason King to add to Utah counties to a mitigation plan, and recalculate the water available from Spring Valley, Cave Valley, Dry Lake and Delamar Valley.

Las Vegas has been seeking to obtain water rights to the four valleys since 1989 when the water district first applied to the state engineer for them.

Protests have been ongoing since July 1989, and …

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The Record Courier Updated Dec 12, 2013 04:04PM Published Dec 11, 2013 06:32PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.