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Whether the tremendously increased population acquired by Las Vegas in the years 1940 to 1942 will be retained cannot at present be foretold. However, the valley will undoubtedly be expected to support a considerably larger population than it did at any time prior to 1940, and continually increasing demands on the water supply for innumerable pcacetimc activities must be anticipated. Therefore, a sound evaluation of tho ground water resources of Las Vegas Valley is directly in line with the other wisely progressive planning programs which are now operating or are taking shape in the valley as well as in the entire State of Nevada.


Artesian wells; Geological surveys; Groundwater; Groundwater flow--Measurement; Municipal water supply; Nevada--Las Vegas Valley; Surveying; Water conservation; Water consumption; Water use; Water well drilling; Water-supply--Analysis; Water-supply--Management; Water-supply--Maps; Water-supply--Sources


Desert Ecology | Fresh Water Studies | Geology | Hydrology | Natural Resources and Conservation | Water Resource Management




Link to related water research in the Historic Landscape of Nevada digital collection:,986