Northern Nevada water-pumping plan rejected (AP)

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada’s water engineer has rejected a proposal by engineer Tom Gallagher to pump water from a desert valley east of Pyramid Lake and pipe it to Fernley, Warm Springs and Spanish Springs valleys and the Reno-Sparks area.

State Engineer Tracy Taylor ruled the 38,000 acre-feet per year that Gallagher, owner of Summit Engineering Corp., wanted to pump from Granite Valley “substantially exceeds” water resources in the valley and would interfere with existing rights.’

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