Friday, December 17, 2004
Boston.com / News / Nation / Nevada approves water-sharing with Arizona: "LAS VEGAS -- Nevada officials Thursday approved a $330 million water-sharing pact with Arizona designed to ensure supplies for tens of thousands of new homes planned for the booming Las Vegas metropolitan area over the next several years. Under the deal, Nevada will buy 1.25 million acre-feet of Arizona's Colorado River water allotment over the next 15 years. An acre-foot -- the amount of water that can cover an acre to a depth of 1 foot -- is enough to supply up to two households for a year. 'This provides a real lifeline for us,' said Richard Bunker, chairman of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada."