A recent article provides a compelling figure illustrating water use based on its manner or beneficial use and identifies the primary users. This discussion highlights the concept of “highest and best use,” which, interestingly, is not defined in Nevada Revised Statutes, though it may be in other western states. Additionally, the article does not address the Southern Nevada Water Authority’s practice of returning credit water to the Colorado River for downstream use.

To put this into perspective, 13 million gallons equals 39.9 acre-feet annually. This amount of water could supply close to eighty homes in the denser areas of the Reno/Sparks metro area and likely much of Las Vegas.

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