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Lawmakers want a Closer Look at Nevada Water Line

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Utah lawmakers want Congress to spend more than Six (M)illion dollars to examine a proposed Nevada water pipeline. They fear it could lead to dust storms in the highly populated Salt Lake valley.

The legislative Natural Resources, Agriculture and Environment Committee has sent a letter to Utah's congressional delegation seeking support for a new study of an aquifer that lies under Snake Valley in western Utah.

The Southern Nevada Water Authority wants to pipe groundwater from northern Nevada to Las Vegas, but the committee says Utah officials don't know the project's potential affect Utah. -------- Information from: The Salt Lake Tribune

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