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Big Bend Water District

Water flowing through Davis Dam.

Davis Dam in Laughlin, Nevada.

The Big Bend Water District (BBWD) serves approximately 8,800 citizens in Laughlin, Nevada.

BBWD is a general improvement district and political subdivision of the State of Nevada that was created in 1983 to supply water to Laughlin residents and businesses. A Board of Trustees governs the BBWD and has jurisdiction over all of its affairs. The Las Vegas Valley Water District operates and maintains BBWD.

Source Water

All of the Big Bend Water Districtís drinking water comes from the Colorado River. Virtually all of that water begins as snowmelt in the Rocky Mountains. Big Bend operates an intake in the Colorado River below Davis Dam.

Water Conservation Plan

The Southern Nevada Water Authority Conservation Plan was developed to meet Nevada legal requirements and to promote more efficient water use by current and future residents. The Big Bend Water District follows the same plan as the SNWA.

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