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UNR scientists confirm Sierra Nevada Medieval megadroughts

By From page B4 | May 28, 2012

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GRAHAM KENT and University of Nevada, Reno researchers were joined by Scripps research team, spending many days on Fallen Leaf Lake to gather data. Courtesy photo

RENO, Nev. – The erratic year-to-year swings in precipitation totals in the Reno-Tahoe area conjures up the word “drought” every couple of years, and this year is no exception. The Nevada State Climate Office at the University of Nevada, Reno, in conjunction with the Nevada Drought Response Committee, just announced a Stage 1 drought (moderate) for six counties and a Stage 2 drought (severe) for 11 counties.

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