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The R-C Morning Report

by Kurt Hildebrand

The annual senior health fair is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at the Carson Valley Inn in Minden. Admission is free. For information call the Douglas County Senior Center at 783-6455.

The Carson River Basin has dropped from double to just over a third better than average snowpack during this long dry January. According to the Natural Resource Conservation Service, Ebbetts Pass is showing 138 percent average, while lower down Spratt Creek is at 63 percent average. The whole basin is at 136 percent and dropping. It hasn’t snowed at Ebbetts since Jan. 3.

There won’t be much help for the snowpack today either. The forecast calls for sunny skies and a high in the low 50s. Expect the highs to climb to near 60 over the weekend before the slightest hint of showers enters the forecast on Sunday.