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Video: Meet the Nevada rancher fighting to stay on his land

A Southern Nevada Water Authority transfer is intended to get water to Las Vegas but could dry up his business.

 

Hank Vogler spent the last 40 years building his dream ranch in the arid lands of eastern Nevada. But a plan to transfer water from ranches like his to slake the thirst of Nevada's largest city threatens his livelihood.  This sheep rancher says he won't give up without a fight.

This video is part of a series produced by Corey Robinson about water issues around the United States. Follow @coreyrobinson on Instagram and National Geographic's Water Currents to see the rest.

Read more of our coverage of related water conflicts and issues here.

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