We always wondered the honest reason our federal government wanted to move water to a dead end lake? Just to have water go there to die?
There are eight pieces of federal legislation that include Walker Lake
“The Walker River Basin Conservation and Stabilization Act of 1996 - Directs the Secretary of the Interior to participate in efforts… to
implement, specified projects to assist in the stabilization of water quantity at Walker Lake for purposes of… including projects to establish a
locally managed Walker River Water Bank to facilitate water transfers (from) the Walker River Basin in Nevada and California…”
Our federal government’s cover story was that the water was for the fish. However, there are fish in the Walker River. Why are the same fish in the
Walker Lake more important?
So then, we thought that Hawthorne needed tourism to make up for the US Army depot shutting down. Why would fishermen’s hobby, be worth more than
Of course, our representative government said it would only buy water from “willing sellers.” It seems quite convenient that Nevada would enter a
three-year drought. This would force discouraged farmers to sell their water rights, to the government. The Desert Research Institute, which is part
of the University of Nevada at Reno, is a government institution that used to seed the clouds, which used to cause rain in the dessert. This goes with
the theory that, the role of good representative government is to take money from its’ citizens, and used it against them.
So then, we thought the water was actually for Las Vegas. After all, Las Vegas is building a two hundred fifty mile long pipeline to bring water from
Ely to Las Vegas.
So then, we thought it was for the votes. Maybe the Senate Majority Leader needed Hawthorne’s votes to win. However, Hawthorne’s population is
3,000; the two towns along the Walker River, that are going to loose their irrigation water, have a combined population of 6,000.
It is also interesting to note that the Navy’s “Naval Undersea Warfare” Center is only seventy-five miles from the Navy’s “Naval Strike and
Air Warfare Center” (Top Gun).