Anne Knowles
Northern Nevada Business Weekly

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January 27, 2013
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Improved data helps farmers manage irrigation needs

Nevada is starting to get a more accurate picture of its water usage through an expanding network of weather stations located in irrigated areas of the state.

The goal is to collect more precise climate data that can be used to make better decisions about water, from crop irrigation schedules to transfers of water rights for municipal or other use to settling disputes about the precious resource.

Nevada Integrated Climate and Evapotranspiration Network - NICE Net - was developed through a collaboration between the Desert Research Institute, the State of Nevada Division of Water Resources and the U.S. Bureau of …

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