Above average precipitation in May brought the Carson River watershed back up to something approaching snuff. According to the National Weather Service, 1.8 inches of moisture fell at Monitor Pass, quite a bit more than the 1.1-inch average. That brought Monitor up to 85 percent. The telemetry at Poison Flat, Spratt Creek and Ebbetts Pass are reading 75 percent of average so far for the year. The best precipitation in the basin, though, fell right in Minden, with 7.02 inches for the year as of May.
A demonstration of Douglas County's electronic voting system is 11 a.m. today at the Douglas County Election Center, 2245 Meridian Ave., Suite C. Residents are invited to see the system.
Douglas County commissioners meet 1 p.m. today at their Administrative Building 1616 Eighth St. There are a couple of businesses on the liquor board's agenda for selling to minors. The agenda lists Cowboys Corner, the Park Place AM/PM and Silver City RV Park as subject to possible disciplinary action. The meeting times out at about four hours, but there are some issues of contention, including the airport paving study.
Today's weather is sunny with a high in the mid-70s. The wind will be blowing some today, with gusts of up to 25 mph. The weather doesn't look like it's heating up significantly over the next week or so.