Severe. Brutal. Historic. Devastating. Dangerous.These words are being used by scientists, environmentalists, farmers, ranchers, tourism officials, emergency managers, and a host of other specialists across Nevada to describe the drought.As we enter the fourth year of drought, and as temperatures rise this summer, the state will face myriad challenges relating to everything from agriculture to wildfires to water conservation. That's why KUNR is talking to community members and experts alike, bringing you the latest updates on this natural disaster. _______________________________________________________________________________________________________This special series from the Reno Public Radio news team provided detailed reports and tips throughout the week of April 27-May 1 on water availability, ranching, residential landscaping, native plants and fire danger. Hear and read about the stories below.Email us with your feedback about this series.
Drought Forcing Some Nevada Ranchers To Ship Their Cattle East
Out on the range, the drought means a lot of things—not having enough water to quench the thirst of your cattle or not having enough feed growing where you need it most.
And then there’s the danger of a wildfire.
All of these problems are leading many ranchers to ship their animals east. Reno Public Radio’s Michelle Bliss spoke to Bryan Masini to learn more. He owns ranches outside Yerington and Elko.