In the spring of 2020, the Southern Nevada Water Authority dropped its plan to pump hundreds of thousands of acre-feet of groundwater from Eastern Nevada and pipe it 300 miles south to Las Vegas. Opponents of the plan, including several Native tribes, believed the project would have depleted precious water sources. There were many efforts to stop that project in the decades it was on the table. In this episode, we look at one that was by Indigenous people for Indigenous people: a 330-mile prayer run inspired by similar events objecting to the Dakota Access Pipeline and the reduction of Bears Ears National Monument.
North Las Vegas wants to buy water rights from the Mormon Church.
The North Las Vegas City Council voted unanimously to approve ongoing negotiations with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to lease or buy up to 2,300 acre-feet of the church’s water rights.