State to inventory pumped groundwater

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Beginning September and continuing through December, staff from the Nevada Division of Water Resources, Office of the State Engineer, will be conducting pumpage and crop inventories in approximately 60 hydrographic basins statewide.

While conducting the inventories, staff will visit the sites of underground permits within the hydrographic basins. The purpose of the inventory, the department said in a press release, is to accurately determine the amount of groundwater pumped to produce an annual report of water usage statewide. Additionally, the information obtained for the individual hydrographic basins will be published and available on the Division’s website.

The stated mission of the Nevada Division of Water Resources is to conserve, protect, manage and enhance the State’s water resources for Nevada’s citizens the appropriation and reallocation of the public waters.


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