JoAnne Skelly

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February 14, 2012
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Invasive weeds make flooding worse

Flooding seems an odd topic to discuss in Nevada, the most arid state in the union, particularly when we are having such a dry winter. However, many of us have witnessed damaging floods including those where the Carson River wreaked havoc on communities along its banks from Alpine County to Fallon or where the Truckee River rampaged through Reno, Sparks and areas east. I often teach about the negative impacts of invasive weeds and now, according to the Weed Science Society of America, there is another reason to control noxious and invasive weeds. Since these alien invaders threaten and reduce …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 14, 2012 03:11PM Published Feb 14, 2012 03:09PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.