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Southern Nevada Water Authority

Las Vegas Valley Watershed Advisory Committee

The Las Vegas Wash is part of the Las Vegas watershed

Efforts by the Las Vegas Valley Watershed
Advisory Committee help protect the
valley's water quality and resources.

Several Southern Nevada water and wastewater agencies formed the Las Vegas Valley Watershed Advisory Committee (LVVWAC) in 2007 to cooperatively address laws that govern water management practices and to protect the valley's watershed.

The committee developed a Regional Water Quality Plan, which outlines the important role of local agencies to protect the Las Vegas watershed resources, including municipal drinking water supplies, wildlife habitat and recreation.

The group also implements an Annual Operating Plan to help achieve its goals.

Member Agencies

The LVVWAC is comprised of the following Southern Nevada water and wastewater agencies:

Mission and Goals

The Watershed Advisory Committee set as its mission to protect, preserve and enhance the quality and quantity of water resources of the Las Vegas watershed. To achieve its mission, it developed the following seven goals:

  1. Protect Lake Mead as a source of water for Southern Nevada and downstream users.
  2. Meet or surpass federal, state and local standards and regulations.
  3. Preserve and enhance the natural, cultural, historic and recreational values of watershed and Lake Mead.
  4. Coordinate water resource management.
  5. Manage flood risks.
  6. Sustain water and energy resources for future generations.
  7. Build community awareness and support for regional watershed management.

Documents and Resources

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