Water Outlook Improves in NV After January Storms

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RENO, Nev. (AP) - Federal officials say January storms have improved the water supply outlook for most sections of Nevada.

Natural Resources Conservation Service officials say the storms improved conditions in western, southern and eastern Nevada, while
leaving central Nevada relatively dry.

Despite the wet January, officials say it appears "Nevada will limp through another year with tight water supply conditions."

The January storms pushed the snowpack in the Truckee, Carson and Walker river basins of western Nevada up to about average for the date.

Elsewhere, the snowpack for northeastern Nevada is well below average, while the snowpack for eastern Nevada is above average.

Precipitation since Oct. 1 is at average to above for much of the state.