The erratic year-to-year swings in precipitation totals in the Reno-Tahoe area conjures up the word "drought" every couple of years, and this year is no exception. The Nevada State Climate Office at the University of Nevada, Reno, in conjunction with the Nevada Drought Response Committee, just announced a Stage 1 drought (moderate) for six counties and a Stage 2 drought (severe) for 11 counties.
- University of Nevada, Reno scientists confirm Sierra Nevada 200-year megadroughtsFri, 1 Jun 2012, 14:34:32 EDT
- Severity, length of past megadroughts dwarf recent drought in West AfricaThu, 16 Apr 2009, 14:24:32 EDT
- US Drought Monitor shows record-breaking expanse of drought across USThu, 5 Jul 2012, 17:04:57 EDT
- Megadroughts in sub-Saharan Africa normal for the regionThu, 16 Apr 2009, 14:24:35 EDT
- Cave study links climate change to California droughtsTue, 10 Nov 2009, 15:33:01 EST