Newspaper article about a recently completed report. Author opined that unless something drastic was done soon, water would be the limiting factor on growth in Las Vegas.
Newspaper article summarizing a 1945 U.S. Geological Survey report of a sharp water level decline in the Las Vegas artesian basin.
Lorenzi recommending a pipeline from Lake Mead to supply water to Las Vegas to guarantee future development in the Las Vegas Valley.
Newspaper clipping discussing petitions to create a water district in the Las Vegas valley and a map of the proposed district.
Story about a campaign to collect enough signatures to call an election for a vote on the creation of a water district for the Las Vegas valley.
Residents of the Las Vegas Valley were withdrawing water at the same rate as was being recharged.
Having received enough petition signatures, water district backers were moving on to the next step: a public meeting to discuss the issue.
Article describing how the Clark County Commission approved the petition to create a water district and set up plans for an election on the issue.
Clark County Commission set October 19, 1948 as the date for a vote on the creation of the Las Vegas Valley Water District
In the enclosed editorial sent with correspondence, Cahlan expressed a concern that if the water district were created, they would begin to get their water from Lake Mead, which of necessity would be chlorinated.