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February 28, 2013
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Drought prompts natural disaster declaration for Douglas, Carson

Douglas County is one of four Nevada jurisdictions designated a primary natural disaster area due to drought on Wednesday.

Carson City, Esmeralda and White Pine counties were also listed as places suffering from losses due to the drought.

January and February have been declared the driest on record at Tahoe City, according to the National Weather Service.

While December saw some places in the central Sierra get twice their average moisture, both January and February have been poor producers.

Ebbetts Pass recorded a fifth of average moisture for January and Minden had just under a quarter of its average 1.47 …

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The Record Courier Updated Feb 28, 2013 08:37PM Published Feb 28, 2013 08:24PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.