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Will There Be Water?

Thursday, January 27th, 2011

Will There Be Water? 

In the space of a lifetime, critical issues about water use, and the availability of fresh water will confront the world. Food production, municipalities, industry, and energy will all compete for a dwindling natural resource, Water.

 

Excerpts from Southwest Hydrology September/October 2008, with some Commentary!

Early in U.S. history, public policy was fashioned to encourage settlement of the West. Laws such as the Homestead Act of 1862 and the Desert Lands Act of 1877 were framed to transfer government land to settlers. In 1902 the Reclamation Act provided funding for construction and maintenance of western irrigation projects. In its first annual report (1903), Reclamation had this to say” so that the remaining public lands will furnish the greatest possible number of homes, is an object worthy of the sustained effort of enlightened and patriotic citizens”. The public works that followed included such things as Hoover Dam, Shasta Dam, Newlands project, Yuma Project, Klamath project, Hetchy Aqueduct, and many more. With the 1902 Reclamation act the face of the West was changed forever. It must be pointed out and understood, these efforts and projects were directed at irrigation needs, based on a population that farmed for a living. Nothing like the urban shifts projected today!

Basin and Range Carbonite Aquifer System Study

What is a Water Table?

NASA Data Reveal Major Groundwater Loss in California

Groundwater Depletion Rate Accelerating Worldwide

Then came the drought-at a magnitude that had no probability of occurring, according to U.S. Bureau of Reclamation models based on a century of historical data. Sorry science guys, in the big picture, a century of data, barely counts as a data base.

In the blink of an eye, half a decades work to manage the Colorado River and meet the supply requirement and commitments has faded, as have the water levels in the Colorado River’s two prime reservoirs. Lake Mead and Lake Powell.   Today science is telling to expect less in the furture.

Lake Powell Water Levels

The opportunity to own water rights in this arid region, especially at today’s prices will soon go by the way side. This offering price is currently subject to change without notice.

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Irrigated Nevada Farm and Ranch Land Blog

Land in Nevada Blog

Water Rights in Nevada Blog

Food, Water and Real World Issues, Copenhagen’s Missing Ingredient

Monday, November 30th, 2009

When the well runs dry
Las Vegas depends on Lake Mead, the Colorado River for its water supply. So do the other six states that are parties to theColorado River Pact of 1922. California grows much of the produce you eat.


The Ogallala
has been over drafted for the last 60 years and it will not last forever. From the North Plains District,
The Ogallala Aquifer within the boundaries of the North Plains Groundwater Conservation District is declining at an average of 1.74 feet per year (1,082,631 acre ft).
Could the well run dry and if so what next?
Can they conserve and save it?


The Memphis Alluvial
along the Mississippi River is being over drafted to the extreme in places, who would have thought this part of the country would have water issues.

Washington State certainly gets plenty of rain how could they have water problems? Yet
Washington State has an aquifer in trouble.

While they argue about global warming at the Copenhagen Global Warming conference and the politicians figure out cap and tax, our ground water,
our aquifers,
are in trouble all over the country.

Water rights in Nevada are owned as an appurtenance to the land.

If you would like to learn more about Nevada Ranch land and Nevada’s Irrigated Farm land market,

Chris W. Miller specializes in this area of the real estate business, this is a specialized Business.

Dedicated Land Professionals with the Answers You Need.

Nevada Land opportunities in Irrigated Farm and Ranch Land with Water Rights.

Water Rights For Sale on Irrigated Nevada Farms and Ranch Land

1200 Acre Ranch with Live springs and Water Rights

4.5 sections, 17 Wells, 18 Pivots Irrigated Farm

2000 Acres Irrigated, 10 Wells, Nice Nevada Farm Land

1000 Deeded, 33,479 Acre Grazing Lease Cattle Ranch With Water Rights

266 Acres, 821 Acre Feet of Ground Water Rights, BLM Grazing Leases

These are a sampling of the types of Nevada Ranch properties available. For more information on Nevada Farm and Ranch Land Call Chris

Chris W. Miller

ERA Brokers Consolidated

Mesquite NV 89027

702- 346-7200

435-862-5951

Mesquite Market

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Lincoln County Land Market

Nevada Ranch Properties

Nevada Ranch Properties with Water Rights

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Nevada Ranches and Farms, in general own their water rights. These water rights are sold as an appurtenance to the land.

Land in Nevada without water can be desolate. Most every Nevada Ranch and Farm has water rights. For more information on Nevada water rights the Nevada State Engineers office is your best bet. The State Engineers office regulates and controls water rights in Nevada.

Water rights being sold with Nevada farms and ranches may be for irrigation, livestock watering, or domestic use. It may come from live springs, artesian wells or be pumped ground water. Regardless the use or source, they must have have water rights to utilize that water. Some Nevada ranches own water rights located on public lands and have BLM grazing leases.

A single household can use a domestic well without any special rights. Nevada ranch property and farms need certified water rights.

Water in Nevada is scarce, a valuable resource to be protected and managed. Fresh water around the world is becoming a coveted commodity.  Nevada’s Irrigated Farms and Ranch land with water rights provide food for the world, and jobs as well as a quality lifestyle for those who operate them.

Since the State of Nevada has more public land than any other in the lower 48, privately owned Nevada Farms and Ranches tend to be few and far between. Again land in Nevada without water tends to be rather barren.

The State of Nevada is divided into water basins, many basins are closed to any future allocations. They will not issue additional permits in these areas to use the water resources. While demand increases, supply is very limited.

If you would like to learn more about Nevada Ranch land and Nevada’s Irrigated Farm land market,

Chris W. Miller specializes in this area of the real estate business, this is a specialized Business.

Dedicated Land Professionals with the Answers You Need.

Nevada Land opportunities in Irrigated Farm and Ranch Land with Water Rights.

 Land in Nevada Blog 

Water Rights For Sale on Irrigated Nevada Farms and Ranch Land

 1200 Acre Ranch with Live springs and Water Rights 

 4.5 sections, 17 Wells, 18 Pivots Irrigated Farm

2000 Acres Irrigated, 10 Wells, Nice Nevada Farm Land

1000 Deeded, 33,479 Acre Grazing Lease Cattle Ranch With Water Rights

266 Acres, 821 Acre Feet of Ground Water Rights, BLM Grazing Leases

These are a sampling of the types of Nevada Ranch properties available. For more information on Nevada Farm and Ranch Land Call Chris

Chris W. Miller

ERA Brokers Consolidated

Mesquite NV  89027

702- 346-7200

435-862-5951

Mesquite Market

chris@mesquitemarket.com

Lincoln County Land Market

Nevada Ranch Properties

Nevada Cloud Seeding Program Cut

Tuesday, August 18th, 2009

The State of Nevada just got a little drier, which is tough news for many since it is already the most arid state in the nation.

 

The $550,000 cloud seeding program that produces as much as 65,000 acre feet of additional precipitation annually has been cut from the state budget. That is about enough water to supply 130,000 households per year.

 

The real pain will be felt by the rangelands, farmers, and wildlife who will suffer from less water. The cattlemen’s association, Nevada Farm Bureau, and Elko County Commission have urged law makers to save the program.

 

On average Nevada receives about 9.5 inches in annual precipitation. The decision is also at odds with the current weather pattern, as Nevada is suffering from drought conditions already.

 

Hay farmers will benefit as a result of less grassy rangelands, farmers will be forced to buy more hay. The hay farmers deserve a break this year anyway.

 

Irrigated farm land with water rights will benefit. Many basins are closed to additional allocations for ground water permits. For the supply side of this irrigated land our food chain supply land will see huge increases in value as time goes on.

 

Demand for water in Nevada goes well beyond agriculture in much of Nevada. Future population shift projections threaten to eventually strain the supply to the breaking point.

 

I currently have numerous parcels of irrigated land for sale with ground water rights. While agents across the nation tell their clients to lower the prices on all types of properties from residential properties to commercial centers, I am advising that it may time to raise the price of irrigated farm land with water rights in Nevada.

 

Chris W. Miller

ERA Brokers Consolidated

Mesquite NV  89027

702- 346-7200

435-862-5951

Mesquite Market

chris@mesquitemarket.com

Lincoln County Land Market

Nevada Ranch Properties

Nevada Water Rights

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

Nevada water rights being piped to Las Vegas. Southern Nevada is a very dry place and Las Vegas is a thirsty city. The Colorado river has extreme demands currently with Arizona, California, and Nevada all drawing water from this limited resource. Agency seeks right to tap three watersheds

Investing in water rights has become the focus of many Wall street money managers and individuals like T. Boone Pickens. Would you like to learn more about Water rights for sale in Nevada? Flatnose Ranch offers both surface (Flatnose Spring) and ground water rights for sale.

Ruling grants Southern Nevada Water Authority 18,755 acre-feet annually of 34,752 acre-feet requested

How the Water rights laws work in Nevada.   More about Water Rights laws and the demand for water.

Eden Valley Farm includes water rights.

Chris W. Miller

ERA Brokers Consolidated

Mesquite NV  89027

702- 346-7200

435-862-5951

Mesquite Market

Nevada Farm and Ranch Land

Nevada Water Rights

Lincoln County Land Market

chris@mesquitemarket.com