U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
|Groundwater Development Projects|
The BLM Nevada State Director established the Nevada Groundwater Projects Office to facilitate the preparation of environmental impact statements (EIS) for three rights-of-way applications. The applications are for the placement of surface facilities (wells, roads, pipelines, and power lines) to develop and transport water across public lands. The links below provide detailed information for each of the three projects.
AGENCY ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
The Lincoln County Conservation, Recreation & Development Act of 2004 establishes several corridors in Lincoln and Clark counties for the purpose of water conveyance systems and associated facilities. The BLM’s role is to grant or deny the rights-of-way applications for the surface facilities, which is subject to the National Environmental Policy Act. The water rights associated with these projects are granted through the Nevada State Engineer and are not subject to BLM jurisdiction.
These actions are expected to take place within Lincoln County, and will therefore occur under all alternatives, including the "No Action" alternative. Each EIS will have to consider the potential for cumulative effects from these actions.