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JoAnne Skelly: Nevada counties named drought disaster areas

Talk of drought and extraordinarily low precipitation in the West, including eastern California and most of Nevada, fills the news. Flows were very low in 2013 for most Nevada rivers, including the Carson River. The river supplies much of Carson City’s and Douglas County’s water, as well as the water for up- and downstream counties. Most farmers and ranchers who irrigate from the Carson and Truckee rivers only had water available during spring runoff, which ended by early July. The NWS reports that almost all Nevada counties and all California counties bordering Nevada have been designated natural drought disaster areas …

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