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     • Responsible Water Use
     • Drought
     • Water on Earth
     • Water in Life


A drought occurs when a region receives less rain and snow than usual over a period of time.

In northern Nevada, we depend on Lake Tahoe and the Truckee River for most of our drinking water. Water in Lake Tahoe comes from snow melt and rain in the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range. The remaining part of our drinking water is ground water.

We need make sure we are not being wasteful with our water. Learn ways in which you can conserve water in your own life by visiting the Water Conservation Facts page.

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