Guzzler map atlas is now available |

Guzzler map atlas is now available

Don Quilici

According to a recent press release from the Nevada Division of Wildlife (NDOW), a 77-page atlas of “guzzler” maps is now available.

Guzzlers are man-made devices constructed in waterless areas to catch and impound rainwater.

The water is then available for drinking by birds, reptiles, small animals and big game animals.

The atlas contains 68 quadrangle maps (11 1/2 by 18 inches) of which 58 show guzzler locations.

The atlas index also provides tables of G.P.S. information by listing the guzzler name, its type, its quadrangle map location and its U.T.M. co-ordinates.

There are more than 1,500 guzzlers in the State of Nevada. They were built by the Bureau of Land Management, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service, the U.S. Forest Service and NDOW.

The cost of the atlas is $30 and they are available at NDOW regional offices in Reno, Fallon, Elko and Las Vegas.

For information, call the Nevada Division of Wildlife at 688-1500.