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Senate bill would help wild animals that rely on rural guzzlers

Sen. Pete Goicoechea, R-Eureka, introduced a bill Monday that he said will save wildlife that come to rely on guzzlers for water in rural Nevada.

SB134 would require that when the Wildlife Department installs a guzzler designed to provide more than 1,000 gallons of water, it must first get permission from the state engineer.

It also would have to report its GPS location and other information to the state engineer's office.

"There are 1,600 guzzlers in this state, and I'm not sure anyone knows where any of them are," he said.

The bill also would require that those who install …

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