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Revised water bills to be heard in Senate next week

By Lillian BrownePahrump Valley Timeslbrowne@pvtimes.com Two amended proposed state Senate bills governing the allocation of Nevada’s water will be back before the government affairs committee for a vote in the coming weeks. Senate Bills 65 and 81, authored by the Nevada Division of Water Resources engineer Jason King, proposed expanding his authority to control groundwater …

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State water boss updates on bills

Nevada’s water boss, Jason King, is pleased with the progress that Nye County is making in crafting a groundwater management plan to address looming threats to the Pahrump water basin. Those threats include a declining valley-floor aquifer level, deemed to be caused by over-pumping, and over-appropriated water rights by the state’s Division of Water Resources. …

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Flawed water bills need revisions

The state Senate Committee on Government Affairs will seek to revise two flawed proposed bills seeking water restrictions and further regulatory authority penned by Nevada Division of Water Sources Engineer Jason King. The bills, spurred in portion by extended drought circumstances and over-appropriated water appropriate issues, elicited two hours of testimony on Wednesday, as portion …

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