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Snake Valley Agreement

After almost four years of negotiation, Utah and Nevada are releasing a draft agreement for the management of the Snake Valley Groundwater System. The agreement, mandated in 2004 by the United States Congress, concerns the establishment of a cooperative relationship between the two states regarding the allocation and management of the groundwater resources in the valley that straddles the state line.


Public meetings on the agreement will be held at the following times and locations:

  • August 17, Baker, Nevada, 1 p.m. at the community gymnasium
  • August 17, Delta, Utah, 7 p.m. at the Millard County Fair Building, 81 Manzanita Ave.
  • August 18, Salt Lake City, Utah, 10 a.m. to noon at the Department of Environmental Quality Building #2, conference room 101, 168 North 1950 West
  • August 20, Las Vegas, Nevada, 9 a.m. at the Southern Nevada Water Authority Board Meeting, Molasky Corporate Center, Southern Nevada Water Authority Board Chambers, 100 City Parkway, Suite 700 (7th floor)
  • August 24, Partoun, Utah, 4 p.m. at the West Desert High School
Written Comments

Written comments about the agreement will be accepted until September 30, 2009. This is an extended comment period. The comment due date was initially announced as September 14, 2009.
Comments may be sent by email to:


or by U.S. Mail to:

Snake Valley Agreement
c/o Utah Department of Natural Resources
Division of Water Rights
1594 West North Temple, Suite 220
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114