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Letter from A. M. Folger (Las Vegas) to William Reinhardt, January 18, 1950


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Creator: Folger, Al M.




Report on the results of the state engineer's test of a new well in Las Vegas.

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Box 75 Folder 174-2 Vol. II pt. 2 Department UPRR Water Supply-Las Vegas


hln001108. Union Pacific Railroad Collection, 1828-1995. MS-00397. Special Collections and Archives, University Libraries, University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Las Vegas - January 18, 1950 w 23-3-4 Mr. Wm. Reinhardt: Your letter January 13th, file 1-7334, regard- ing the Searles well, Las Vegas. In company with State Engineer's Representative, Harry Jameson, we made measurement of the production of this well yesterday afternoon. We first put a pressure gauge on the well with the valve closed and found 29 lbs. We then opened the valve entirely but the pressure gauge still showed 10 lbs. back pressure because the casing is 10-inch coming out of the well and is then reduced reduced to an eight and is then controlled by a 8-inch valve. The point where we constructed the still-pond is about 200 ft. from the well as it was not practicable to break a connection at the well without causing undue damage. The production with the valve wide open and 10 lbs. back pressure was 4.01 second-feet, or 2,591,723 G.P.D. We then practically closed the valve to the point where it showed 20 lbs. back pressure on the gauge and the Parshall flume recorded 2.39 S.F., or 1074 GPM. Well measurement with the valve wide open, of 1800 GPM, is even better than the well driller's estimate. With regard to the last paragraph of your letter Mr. Searles advises no water rights went with the deed to any of the sales. A 2-inch line leading to the north furnished water to an adjoining owner named Jenison, but this was merely an temporary arrangement and has been dis- continued since Jenison drilled his own well. Searles advises he has made no commitment to purchasers to furnish water. A. M. Folger