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Nevada climate to be studied

RENO — Researchers are launching a $21 million study to determine the impact of a warming climate on Nevada and its precious water supply.

The five-year project will involve scientists from the Desert Research Institute, University of Nevada campuses at Reno and Las Vegas, and Nevada State College in Henderson.

They said they hope the findings can be used to help guide decisions by land and water managers in the arid state.

The National Science Foundation contributed $15 million and Nevada’s higher education system nearly $6.6 million for the project.

Nevada is collaborating with researchers in Idaho and New Mexico, who will conduct similar studies of climate change.

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