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As home prices slow, tougher for homeowners to get ‘above water’

Las Vegas’ once-huge rate of underwater homeowners keeps improving, but as price-growth slows, the flow of borrowers escaping upside-down status has slowed with it. An estimated 26.4 percent of Southern Nevada homeowners with mortgages were underwater — meaning their debt outweighed their home value — in the fourth quarter last year, according to a new …

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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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Committee demands information on water levels

The Nye County groundwater committee continues to move forward with crafting a priority list of water conservation strategies, though they query the detailing of a plan. Committee member Christian Benson raised the problem right after a staff presentation suggesting the adoption of a water model. That model would be utilised as a guide in selection …

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Legislature to attempt to repair Pahrump water issues

The Nevada Division of Water Sources has proposed a controversial repair to Pahrump’s projected water woes by the crafting of two bills, scheduled to be heard by the state Legislature on Feb. 11. State engineer Jason King, in pre-filed Senate Bill 65, has asked that Chapter 533 of Nevada’s Revised Statutes relating to the adjudication …

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Could relinquished rights conserve water?

Relinquishment of water rights may assist to contribute to the preservation of the resource that a desert community can not live without. That was one particular item that Nye County officials incorporated into a proposed groundwater management strategy for additional study at a committee meeting on Monday. A non-prioritized list of 11 suggestions, whittled down …

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Water main break may be linked to 3.6 magnitude earthquake

Las Vegas, NV — A water major break in the valley could be linked to a 3.six magnitude earthquake that hit Sunday morning. It occurred about 20 miles southwest of downtown Las Vegas.  KTNV Climate Forecast Las Vegas Fire and Rescue reports no harm from the earthquake, but did get a call about a broken …

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Moapa residents continue cleaning mud, water from inside houses

Moapa, NV — The cleanup continues for a lot of households all through the Moapa Valley. That consists of Brian Greig and his family members, who live behind the I-15 in Glendale. On Monday, his home filled up with water and mud. It is all over his residence and in his carpet. No one particular …

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Valley pioneers, developers hold senior water rights

When State Engineer Jason King warned in October 2012 he may have to allocate water rights by priority date soon after 10 years, if Pahrump Valley is designated a critical management area, he shook up the neighborhood development community and effectively owners, also. He briefed a crowd at the Bob Ruud Community Center on Assembly …

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