We cannot afford to give our local water away at any price. Under Nevada law water belongs to the public but can be sold for profit by permit holders. It is subject to numerous federal and state regulations, must be of beneficial use and is subject to competitive demands from investors and speculators. Water is also the limiting factor for economic development in the areas served by the Virgin Valley Water District It is also:
- A scarce resource limited by permits (paper water) for groundwater, surface water, and spring,
- The amount of actually (wet) water that exists. The amount of usable and economically recoverable surface and spring water is unknown and requires an investment in water modeling and other scientific methods to provide the data the board needs to make better decisions.
- The potential impact of environmental issues both natural (drought) and man-made (fracking) are unknown and require a well-designed, and
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