by Kurt Hildebrand
Nevada Appeal News Service

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May 20, 2010
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Snow pack running ahead of average in river basin

The Carson River Basin's snowpack is 128 percent of average, according to a report issued Tuesday by the Natural Resource Conservation Service.

Data from the service's snow telemetry shows that snow pack feeding four Sierra east slope river basins is well above average for the year, with the Truckee showing 116 percent, Lake Tahoe at 133 percent and the Walker River at 116 percent of average for this time in the water year.

While only the Walker River received above-average precipitation for the water year that begins on Oct. 1, a cool wet spring has helped keep the snowpack frozen. …

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