Virtual Guidebook to Las Vegas and Southern Nevada
Pahranagat National Wildlife Refuge
on Highway 93 Nevada


Pahraganat National Wildlife Refuge protects a long strip of springs and wetlands northeast of Las Vegas. This is critical habitat for migratory birds and a number of rare species. But the never-ending thirst of development in the Las Vegas area has led to a proposal to divert this pitifully small amount of water south to water lawns in yet more new suburbs.


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On the levee across Upper Pahranagat Lake

(May 26, 2004)


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A stormy afternoon camped at Pahranagat Lake

(May 25, 2004)


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Lower Pahranagat Lake, shallow and alkaline

(May 25, 2004)


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The Great Basin Highway, US 93, between Las Vegas and Caliente

(May 25, 2004)


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