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December 2, 2012
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Colder storm blunts Truckee River flood threat

RENO (AP) - A powerful storm delivered more snow and less rainfall Sunday to the Sierra than forecast, blunting the flooding danger on the Truckee River in California and Nevada, forecasters said.

Gary Barbato, a hydrologist with the National Weather Service in Reno, said the colder-than-expected storm caused snow levels to drop earlier and lower in elevation than forecast.

That's welcome news for those living and working along the Truckee, which flows more than 100 miles from Tahoe to Nevada's Pyramid Lake near Reno, he said.

"It could lower the flood threat on the Truckee River," he told The Associated …

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