Walker Lake Aquisition/Transfer
Save Walker Lake
How you can help … before it is too late
A watery gem amid arid land, Walker Lake is a treasure worth discovering. It is home to a threatened species of trout, migrating waterfowl and the solitude of Nevada’s Great Basin. Walker Lake is a haven for boating, fishing, camping, hiking and bird watching. The lake’s fresh-water ecosystem is in danger of collapse due to upstream water diversions that leave little or no water for the fish and birds that depend on them. You can help.
The Internet is full of information to keep you current on the campaign to save Walker Lake. Here are a few recommended sites:
- Walker Lake Working Group will keep you informed of upcoming events and issues.
- Walker Basin Project site contains the University of Higher Education studies on the Walker River Basin.
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation contains information on a water acquisition and transfer program to get water for Walker Lake.
- U.S. Bureau of Reclamation – See information on the Desert Terminal Lakes program.
- U.S. Geological Survey – Nevada Water Science Center, Hydrology of the Walker River Basin
- U.S. Geological Survey – Real-time water data for Walker Lake
Contact your congressional delegates and statehouse representatives and let them know that you support efforts to save Walker Lake as a fresh water fishery, which is home to threatened Lahontan cutthroat trout and thousands of migratory birds.
- Nevada State Legislature
- Sen. Harry Reid: fax (202) 224-7327, phone (866) SEN-REID,
- Rep. Dean Heller: fax (202) 228-6753, phone (202) 224-6244,
- Rep. Mark Amodei: fax (202) 225-5679, phone (202) 225-6155
- Cresent Hardy: fax (202) 225-9783, phone (202) 225-9894
- Rep. Joe Heck: fax: (202) 225-2185, phone (202) 225-3252
Become a member of the Walker Lake Working Group and volunteer. Call (775) 573-2581 for information or visit www.walkerlake.org.
Financial resources are needed to continue the campaign to save Walker Lake. Donate online at www.walkerlake.org or send checks to:
Walker Lake Working Group
P.O. Box 867
Hawthorne, Nev., 89415