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Drought diminshes area’s water

Drought conditions have sapped the water supply in Northern Nevada. At Tuesday’s monthly Truckee-Carson Irrigation District Board of Director’s meeting, the district held firm on its stance of conserving water in Lahontan Reservoir. The board voted to end water orders in the Carson Division should storage in Lahontan dip to 4,000 acre-feet. The current water allotment of 75 percent for the division will remain, while users in the Truckee Division will receive 100 percent of its allotment. Deputy Project Manager Walt Winder said it is critical for the district to have some carryover water for the 2014 water season. As …

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