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Posted: June 27, 2017


Taken: June 21, 2017


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Drought-buster!

Drought-buster!
Lahontan Reservoir, on the Carson River, Nevada. The Carson is another land-locked river, rising in the Sierra Nevada and nominally ending at a closed basin, the Carson Sink. The reservoir is created by Lahontan dam, providing water storage for the Newlands Irrigation Project, one of the first projects of the US Bureau of Reclamation (BuRec) and now just over a century old. Inset shows pretty much this same view near the height of the drought, in August 2013. The reservoir is named for Pleistocene Lake Lahontan, which covered much of this area, and is also the centerpiece of a state park.

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 Jorinde
Jorinde
Very interesting description. (I was in Nevada in August 2013).
2 years ago.
 slgwv
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Thanks! August is not the best time to visit southern Nevada! ;)
2 years ago.

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