Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Sunset over the Walking Box Ranch outside Searchlight

Sometimes I'm a little depressed about the whole Nevada desert experience, what with cut-throat developers and manical agency staffers and the politics of class and environmental destruction, etc. But every so often we run into something that kinda reminds you that there is some really, really special stuff out there, too.


So the fall watering schedules for this sort of COMPLETELY UNNECESSARY WASTED GREEN SPACE only permit one day a week watering. Let's just see how many days this apartment complex in Green Valley actually waters its lawns...

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Desert Beacon on Water Wars

Our Blue Sage friends weighed in on SNWA's latest example holding up the agency's long and ugly track record of going back on its public promises - this time, its announcement that it will accelerate destruction of the Great Basin by grabbing about 70 percent more water than the earlier threats.

Water Wars: Vegas wants a bigger slurp

The Southern Nevada Water Authority has announced a plan that would drain 200,000 acre feet of groundwater per year from wells in Clark, Lincoln, and White Pine counties. [LVRJ] Earlier plans called for a 125,000 acre feet capacity pipeline. And, what goes out isn’t likely to be “re-charged.”