Nevada State Water Plan - Part 2 - Introduction
Part 2, Water Use and Forecasts, of the Nevada State Water Plan extends the background presentation in Part 1 to include more recent water use trends and assessments, as well as a socioeconomic assessment and forecast of the Nevada economy. This part of the water plan analyzes past and current water use trends combines water use patterns in Nevada with the population and economic factors to predict future water needs. The economic section provides specific forecasts of populations, employment and irrigated acres upon which much of the water use withdrawal forecasts are based. Part 2 is divided into a number of sections as listed below.
Section 2 - Socioeconomic Assessment and Forecasts:
, Presents a similar baseline economic assessment from which forecasts of population, employment and irrigated acreage are determined. This section also includes an economic assessment of employment, the Nevada gaming industry, mining and agriculture.
Section 3 - Water Use Assessment and Forecasts:
, Presents forecasts of water withdrawals based on source and use (total, domestic, commercial and industrial, thermoelectric, public use and losses, mining, and agriculture). A total of fourteen separate categories of water use are forecast in the Nevada State Water Plan. This section contains the forecasts on a statewide basis, while the county forecasts are presented in Appendix 5 of the Appendices.