During remarks at the Tribal Nations Summit, President Joe Biden announced his intention to establish the Avi Kwa Ame National Monument, protecting sacred land and connecting critical desert habitat.
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Last year, Justice James Hardesty empaneled a commission of water officials and District Court judges to study how cases are moving through the legal system. We spoke to Hardesty about the commission’s progress and the judiciary’s role in hearing water disputes.
Mike Harrison works as a “rot rider” for Down to Earth Composting in Reno. That means twice a week, he hitches a trailer to an e-bike and motors around town collecting compost. It might not be the fastest way to move large quantities of food waste around a city, but Harrison would not have it any other way.
The laws governing the Colorado River give Nevada the smallest cut of water: 1.8 percent. The small share has meant Nevada has long had to live on a tight water budget and rely on conservation measures that are only now being considered by other Western states.
Out of the lake’s six boat ramp areas, the National Park Service closed all but Hemenway Harbor this past May because of low water levels, forcing tourists renting jet skis and boats to spend significantly more time on the boat ramps than actually on the water.
Officials gathered Tuesday on the shores of Sand Harbor State Park for the 26th Annual Lake Tahoe Summit described legislation passed since last year’s event as a major step forward in the fight to keep the lake blue and confront climate change.
On Tuesday, federal officials with the bureau and Department of the Interior did not identify what action they might take to force cuts on Colorado River users, instead saying that Tuesday was the start of a process to push for those changes.