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August 9, 2012
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Drought isn't good for anyone

With the East Fork of the Carson River running dry in the first week of August, and a federal drought emergency declared in Douglas County, this has been a hard year for agriculture.

A few Carson Valley farmers may get a small third cutting of hay, but for most that season is over. The National Weather Service reports Minden received just over a third of its average precipitation at the end of July. The water year officially ends on Oct. 1, but the intervening months of August and September are not known for their prodigious rainfall.

The only good thing …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 9, 2012 03:58PM Published Aug 9, 2012 03:57PM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.