Las Vegas officials promise that they — not lawyers — will be guiding water policy in the future.
As such, Mayor Tony Marquez and Councilman Andrew Feldman are pushing for a study to determine the feasibility of a proposed hydroelectric project on the Gallinas River. The estimated cost: $46.5 million.
They say the dam would produce hydroelectric power for Las Vegas, act as a supply reservoir for firefighting in the watershed and manage the river more effectively for all concerned — city water customers, acequias and users of Storrie Lake water.
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