Drought, demand push Nevada toward stricter rural well limit

A panel of state senators on Tuesday took up two bills developed in response to drying-up water wells across arid Nevada.
Senate Bill 271 would protect water for households and livestock during drought restrictions.
State Engineer Jason King says one in five private wells are in areas where his office has approved more water rights than there is water available.
They’re at risk of drying up.
Residents argue they should not be punished for the government’s miscalculation.
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