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April 9, 2013
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Low snowpack will cut into irrigation

Record dry weather during the first three months of 2013 won’t mean much water for the summer irrigation season, according to the annual streamflow forecast issued by the National Weather Service and the Natural Resources Conservation Service. But it will also reduce the chances of flooding in Western Nevada and eastern California this spring. “Streamflow is expected to be well below average this spring and summer regionwide,” the report said Friday. The majority of precipitation falls in the Sierra from mid-October to mid-April. The water year, which begins on Oct. 1, got off to a good start this year, with …

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