Tom Myers – PhD, a Hydrologic Consultant, has been observing the proceedings on the Southern Nevada Water Authority (SNWA) applications for Great Basin water.
“SNWA proposes to use surface water rights on their purchases to mitigate the impacts of groundwater withdrawal. Ie, they would irrigate the dried wetlands. Don't ask how they would irrigate 100,000 acres with 14,000 acre-feet, they didn't present a plan.”
Hey wait a minute. They didn't present a plan? Do they even have a plan? If SNWA has spent tens of millions of dollars on these properties, and don't have a well documented plan to mitigate impacts; that isn't really their plan.