Clark water app faulted

Clark County water app faulted

Salt Lake County and the state of Utah have filed comments blasting efforts by Clark County to feed growth with water from eastern Nevada and western Utah.

The comments were submitted on the results of a mandatory analysis by the Bureau of Land Management of the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s effort to win approval of a right-of-way application for a pipeline to Las Vegas.

“Fundamentally … this project has great potential to impose negative impacts on the state’s air quality, water quality, wildlife, economy and health of Utah’s citizens,” read the comments from Utah state public lands coordinator John Harja.

Both the city and county emphasized the increased dust they say will be created if the Snake River aquifer is drawn down.

“The project will create a permanent source of windblown particulate pollution in Salt Lake County,” according to comments submitted by Salt Lake environmental coordinator Kimberly Barnett.