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Letter from Walter R. Bracken (Las Vegas) to Leonard L. Arnett (Las Vegas), June 20, 1935






Letter to the Mayor of Las Vegas reporting of output from the Las Vegas Springs and wells and consumption by Las Vegas residents.

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Box 13 Folder W23-3-5 Water Supply Drilling Wells for Wells 7 & 8


hln000712. 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 - June 20th, 1935. W 23-5 Mr. Leonard L. Arnett. Mayor of Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada. Dear Sir: Pursuant to our conversation, and in accordance with your request, I show below the water production and distribution at Las Vegas: Production 1931.04 G.P.M. from Well 749.52 " " Big Spring 719.28 " " Little Spring 3399.84 " Total, 4,895,769 gals. per day. Well in R.R. Yards 700 g.p.m. pumped, or 1,008,000 gals. per day. Grand Total 5,903,769 gals. per day. Consumption June 6 - 3,744,000 gals. 7 - 3,804,800 gals. 8 - 3,866,300 " 9 - 3,697,100 " 10 - 3,697,100 " 11 - 3,797,600 " 12 - 3,840,000 " Total - 26,446,900 " Average 3,778,129 gallons per day. The above figures indicate the number of gallons per day passing thru the master meter, consumed in the City of Las Vegas. Mr. Arnett: June 20, 1935. The portion allocated to the railroad, which in 2,125,640 gallons per day, is distributed as follows: All Railroad equipment Power Plant Depot and grounds Dining Room Industries on right-of-way Pacific Fruit Express Stock Yards County Farm. Yours very truly, WALTER R. BRACKEN, Vice-President.