Southern Nevada water agency ups incentive to get rid of lawns

Southern Nevada water agency ups incentive to get rid of lawns

A wild rabbit grazes in Eva Thomas’ backyard in Queensridge, Las Vegas, Thursday, July 27, 2017. Gabriella Angotti-Jones Las Vegas Review-Journal @gabriellaangojo

The Southern Nevada Water Authority is pumping more green into one of its signature conservation efforts. The authority will now pay residents and business owners $3 for every square foot of thirsty grass they rip out and replace with desert landscaping.

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Who controls the water? Arizona agencies slug it out

photo: Hoover Dam forms Lake Mead. Who controls the water? Arizona agencies slug it out

The Hoover Dam holds back water on the Colorado River to form Lake Mead, an important supply of water to Southern California, Nevada and Arizona. Photo: Irfan Khan, Los Angeles Times 2015

The turf war pits the Arizona Department of Water Resources, which manages water issues statewide, against the agency operating the Central Arizona Project, the 336-mile-long canal that brings Colorado River water to Tucson and Phoenix. The proceedings are

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The Cleanest Line

The Cleanest Line

Photo: Jim Little: The Owyhee River flows 346 miles from northeastern Nevada before dumping into the Snake River on the Oregon/Idaho border.

Most people have never heard of the Owyhee Canyonlands, let alone pulled over to visit. On a map of Oregon, it’s that mostly blank expanse in the southeastern corner of the state near the Idaho/Nevada border—a place most would call nowhere. Rome, Burns and Jordan Valley are the

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Arizonians’ Thyroid Problems May Be Linked To Perchlorate In Drinking Water

Perchlorate contamination of drinking water may be the source of thyroid problems among Arizona residents. Arizona has more perchlorate contamination than most other states, according to KAWC. The Colorado River is contaminated with the chemical because it moves from an industrial facility in Henderson, NV, to groundwater to Lake Mead, which feeds the river.

photo of Colorado River: Arizona Thyroid Problems May Be Linked To Perchlorate In Drinking Water

“Northern Arizona University researchers have received a 200-thousand-dollar grant from the Flinn Foundation to study the … [more…]

Follow a gallon of water from Lake Mead to a Las Vegas tap

Follow a gallon of water from Lake Mead to a Las Vegas tap

Water Quality Monitoring Field Specialist Daniel Luong tests water samples from the the Montessori reservoir that holds 20 million gallons of water located at Montessori Street and Warm Springs Road, Las Vegas, Thursday, March 23, 2017. Article: By Henry Brean Las Vegas Review-Journal

There is barely enough liquid running down this Far Hills street to wash a load of laundry, but it’s hard not to feel its loss when you

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