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Apparently, the Utah and Nevada water regulators are within a couple of months of signing an agreement to allow Nevada to pump water from its half of the Snake Valley aquifer ("Utah, Nevada nearing deal on Snake Valley aquifer," Tribune , July 28). This would drastically reduce the water table in Beaver and Iron counties. What did Nevada Sen. Harry Reid give Utah in return for the right to pump water to Las Vegas? I say, just let Nevada keep going north with its pipeline until it comes to the Columbia River, and then it can have all the water that Las Vegas can ever use.
How can Utah be so stupid?