DRI researcher wonders when Pahrump w...

DRI researcher wonders when Pahrump will run dry

There are 3 comments on the Pahrump Valley Times story from May 14, 2009, titled DRI researcher wonders when Pahrump will run dry. In it, Pahrump Valley Times reports that:

Comments by Lise Comartin, a graduate student creating a Pahrump groundwater flow model for the Desert Research Institute, at the annual Devil's Hole workshop last week, were alarming.

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Novi, MI

#1 May 16, 2009
where did she get the population numbers?

United States

#2 May 16, 2009
Probably those hooked up with VEA and estimates of the off-grid population. Not to worry the prison will have plenty of water. People off the fan are already having to dig deeper wells. Pahrump will be a Ghost Town before we know it. Once one prison Forces it way in....More will come.
Black Star Ranch

United States

#3 May 20, 2009
This study obviously lacks credibility. Lets bring up the population first. There are WELL less than 40K people here. I might guess about 30K. A 25% difference puts into question the rest of the study's validity, but lets go further. MOST communities this size have no secondary recharge sources. We do - which is totally unobserved or talked about. We have 10,000+ private wells in town. Very little of said water usage is self-contained in a closed treatment plant. Most is naturally leached back into the basin through drainage from all of the private sewage systems. Where is the data and recharge rate from THAT? If virtually ALL of the water used is put back into the ground (less the evaporated sprinkler water), how is it that that amount isn't shown?

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