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AlertTahoe fire camera system helps firefighters respond to catastrophic wildfires

Nov. 16, 2016 – In a year when huge-scale fires devastated areas of the American West, the AlertTahoe mountaintop fire camera system has been helpful in adding another level of protection in keeping Tahoe residents, forests and the clarity of the lake safe from catastrophic fires. A year-long partnership between the University of Nevada, Reno […]

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Slower snowmelt affects downstream water availability in western mountains

RENO, Nev. August 12, 2016 – Western communities are facing effects of a warming climate with slower and earlier snowmelt reducing streamflows and possibly the amount of water reaching reservoirs used for drinking water and agriculture, according to a study published in July. “As the climate warms, there is actually a slower snowmelt – both […]