Nevada State Water Plan - Part 1 - Introduction
Part 1, Background and Resource Assessment, of the Nevada State Water Plan presents the basic underpinnings of the state's WaterPlanning effort with respect to guidelines, the state's institutional framework for WaterPlanning, water resource and socioeconomic backgrounds and glossaries of related terminology, agencies, water-related decrees and operating criteria and abbreviations and acronyms. Part 1 is divided into a number of sections to facilitate the presentation of background information. A summary of the contents of these sections is presented below.
Section 1 - Introduction:
Intended to introduce the reader to the WaterPlanning process and the mandates which initiated and guide this process.
Section 4 - Water Resources Background:
Presents a baseline assessment of Nevada's water resources in terms of climatology and hydrology and contains a number of maps showing these conditions across the state.
Section 5 - Socioeconomic Background:
Traces Nevada's socioeconomic trends and development through the present day in terms of the population and general industry conditions that have influenced water use and demand in Nevada.