Nevada officials raise concerns about proposed Utah pipeline to tap into more Colorado River water

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Nevada officials raised numerous concerns Tuesday about permitting a proposed project to pipe large quantities of Colorado River water roughly 140 miles from Lake Powell to southern Utah, a controversial plan that would place new demands on the river.

Six of the seven states that use the Colorado River also sent a letter to federal water managers Tuesday asking them to refrain from completing project permitting until a consensus among the states could be reached on “outstanding legal and operational concerns.”

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, an Interior Department agency that is charged with managing reservoirs and watersheds across the West, released a draft environmental review of the project this year…Read More

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