WEST WENDOVER - The cities of West Wendover and Wendover, Utah, have filed a series of joint applications with the Nevada state engineer for water appropriations in outlying aquifers in future years, despite opposition from some area residents.
Five applications for groundwater near Pilot Valley northwest of West Wendover cost the cities an estimated $2 million. They project the water wouldn't be put to beneficial use for about 15 years.
The Elko County Commission recently endorsed the applications on a 4-1 vote over the objections of several Pilot Valley residents who see it as a water grab.
Susan Perkins said …