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August 27, 2012
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East Fork flowing again

Water is flowing in the East Fork of the Carson River again after running dry earlier this month.

A series of thunderstorms that dumped rain in the Pine Nuts brought the East Fork up for a short time and leveled off at 2.9 feet, according to the Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service.

Those storms weren't enough to ease Carson Valley's drought conditions.

Douglas County is one of 1,692 counties nationwide to be in drought conditions, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A dry summer and reduced snowpack during the winter last year have conspired to affect Carson Valley's hay crop. …

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The Record Courier Updated Aug 27, 2012 11:18AM Published Aug 27, 2012 11:14AM Copyright 2012 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.