Snake Valley Wants Water Protected

Snake Valley Wants Water Protected

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Tom Callan, KSL Newsradio Thirsty citizens in the west desert are calling upon the state's congressional delegation to protect their water supply from "Sin City."

A Las Vegas grab of groundwater from the west desert Snake Valley area could dry up and kill off the Goshute reservation.

That is the fear of the reservation's Ed Naranjo. "Our reservation's going to basically cease to exist. I mean, we can't move, you know, we live there," he said.

Don Duff from Snake Valley turned over 500 petitions asking for a second federal study on groundwater that could cost up to $20 million. "The first study was done in a very short timescale, it was over a large area and it didn't get specific," he explained.

Duff says Vegas should learn to conserve.

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