The State Engineer will hold a public hearing, pursuant to NRS 534.030, on the proposed orders to designate the Independence Valley (036), South Fork Owyhee River Area (035), Goose Creek Area (041), and Butte Valley-Northern Part (178A) Hydrographic Basins and the proposed orders to designate, establish preferred use, and curtail new appropriations within the Antelope Valley-Southern Part (186A) and Antelope Valley-Northern Part (186B) Hydrographic Basins. Pursuant to NRS 534.030(2)(b), the hearing may be held in the county where the major portion of the basin lies. 

The public hearing will be held to provide notice and to take testimony on the proposed orders. The hearing is open to the public and will convene at

9:00 a.m., Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Elko County Convention Center, Ruby Room
700 Moren Way,
Elko, Nevada

Mandates issued pursuant to the Declaration of Emergency on March 12, 2020, in response to COVID-19, and in effect at the time of the public hearing, will be followed. 

Oral testimony will be accepted during the hearing. Written testimony will be accepted until Monday, November 2, 2020, and may be mailed to the Nevada Division of Water Resources at the above address.

The public is encouraged to read the proposed orders. The proposed orders may be obtained from the Nevada Division of Water Resources website at, or by contacting the Division at 901 S. Stewart Street, Suite 2002, Carson City, Nevada, 89701, (775) 684-2800. A reasonable fee for copying may be charged.

This Notice of Hearing on Proposed Orders has been sent to the county commissioners and all persons on the agency’s mailing list for hearings and posted at the following locations: 

Nevada Division of Water Resources

Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources 

A Public Notice of Hearing will be published in the legal section once per week for the weeks of September 14, 2020, and September 21, 2020 of the Elko Daily Free Press, a newspaper of general circulation in Elko County; and the Ely Times/Eureka Sentinel, a newspaper of general circulation in White Pine County. 

The Nevada Division of Water Resources is pleased to make reasonable accommodations for members of the public who are disabled and wish to participate in the hearing. If special arrangements for the hearing are necessary, please call (775) 684-2800.