​​West Desert Timeline

  • ​In 2006, CICWCD filed for groundwater in the basins of Pine and Wah Wah Valleys (WR Area 14, & 69) for 15,000 and 12,000 AC/FT respectively.
  • CICWCD also filed on 10,000 AC/FT in Hamlin Valley but has not acted on such applications because at the time there were interstate negotiations between Nevada and Utah. ​
  • 2012-2015 CICWCD contracted with the BLM, Division of Water Rights and USGS, to conduct a study on water sustainability in Pine and Wah Wah Valleys.
  • May 2014, The State Engineer approved in favor of CICWCD 15,000 AC/FT from Pine and 6,525 AC/FT from Wah Wah​.
  • The first phase of the West Desert Water Supply Project will import water from Pine Valley.
  • The District began working on importing water between 2013 and 2017, by drilling multiple test wells and conducting lithological studies, hydrologic tests, and pump tests.
  • In 2015, the environmental process for the Pine Valley Water Supply and Conservation Project was started.
  • During 2018, the District submitted the application for an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) with the BLM.
  • During 2019-2022 it is foreseen that the District, along with the BLM, will select a 3rd party environmental consultant, acquire right-of-way permits, and conduct archaeological/biological surveys to finalize and receive a Record of Decision for the EIS.2014-5-27 BLM Corridor Map 2014-05-27