Desert Wars: Water and the West

2006, TV Show

Joseph Campanella narrates this examination of the conflicts over water between Snake Valley, home to a large carbonate groundwater aquifer, and Las Vegas, which wants to create groundwater pipelines from the aquifer to the city. Included: how the proposed pipelines may impact small communities; the Great Basin National Park; the Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge; and endangered species. Also: whether water exists in Nevada and Utah to support growth.

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Premiered: September 25, 2006
Rating: TV-G
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Premise: Joseph Campanella narrates this examination of the conflicts over water between Snake Valley, home to a large carbonate groundwater aquifer, and Las Vegas, which wants to create groundwater pipelines from the aquifer to the city. Included: how the proposed pipelines may impact small communities; the Great Basin National Park; the Fish Springs National Wildlife Refuge; and endangered species. Also: whether water exists in Nevada and Utah to support growth.

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