NV state engineer holds workshop on water ruling
CARSON CITY (AP) – A workshop will be held in Carson City on a recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling that raises questions about thousands of state water rights.
Acting state engineer Jason King will host the workshop Tuesday.
In a ruling in January, justices unanimously said the state engineer waited too long to act on some water applications filed by Southern Nevada Water Authority in 1989 for a big pipeline project to bring water from eastern rural Nevada to thirsty Las Vegas.
The case was remanded to a lower court to decide if the process needs to start over.
State officials say the ruling could have a bearing on other water rights applications that weren’t acted upon within a year.