State Calls Halt To New Water Wells In Reno-Area Community

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada’s top water official declared a halt on Friday to new drilling permits in a fast-growing community north of Reno, citing fears the only water source for thousands of homes could run dry.

State Engineer Tim Wilson issued a rare formal order placing a temporary hold on reviewing and approving new subdivision maps and other proposals that would tap groundwater in the Cold Spring area.

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