They examine the histories of four of these rivers: the Walker, the Truckee, the Carson, and the Humboldt as well as three of the many lakes: Lake Tahoe, Pyramid Lake, and Walker Lake
. Their history begins with explorer John Charles Fremont, and the journals and official map of the 1843-44 expedition he led through the region.
Senior editor Mark Cheater visited Walker Lake
last spring to report this story.
But private forces, many close to the Bush administration, are willing to look at Walker Lake
the way Norton does the Klamath River, and let the resource die.
This research focuses on one of Nevada's four terminus lakes, Walker Lake
, which often is thought to be dying, having lost approximately 130 feet, or about 75%, of its volume since 1880.
From the Walker Lake
area, the Nevada-headquartered Drone America flight team flew more than 39 miles to deliver a package to the Hawthorne Industrial Airport in Hawthorne, Nevada.
For centuries the glistening waters of Walker Lake
in west-central Nevada have hosted huge flocks of waterfowl and nurtured the Lahontan cutthroat trout, which once grew to a hulking 40 pounds.
The lake was restocked in the 1950s with Lahontan cutthroat from Walker Lake
. Then in the 1970s, the Paiute Tribal Council set up four hatcheries around the lake and on the Truckee.
Subsequent tests were conducted at an area east of Walker Lake
around six miles from the airport.
The company has completed a total of fifteen drill holes along 2.3 kilometres of the Walker Lake
Trend which hosts the high grade Three Bluffs gold deposit.