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Nevada's Drought: The Ripple Effects

A mostly empty beach at Lake Tahoe, where the water levels are extremely low.
Alexa Ard
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Nevada's Drought: The Ripple Effects

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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. 

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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.

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