A 2003 amendment to section 533.3702 of the Nevada Revised Statutes, empowered the State Engineer to postpone taking action on water appropriation applications “[for] municipal use,” where disputants filed applications within one year prior to the amendment.
VanMeetren, Jason, "Summary of Great Basin Water Network v. State Eng’r, 126 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 2" (2010). Nevada Supreme Court Summaries. 320.