It’s the earliest the flow has been cut off since record keeping began.
Nevada’s Elko and Eureka counties were declared primary natural disaster areas. The disaster assistance that becomes available there also applies to contiguous counties in Utah — Box Elder and Tooele — and in Idaho’s Cassia, Owyhee and Twin Falls counties.
The measure asks the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to work with Nevada on reducing the raven population.
Nevada’s Legislative Counsel Bureau said the bill was unconstitutional.
Nevada has faced severe drought for the last four years.
The order will address ongoing drought concerns and help ensure the state is prepared for future challenges.
Federal lands bills are being considered in 11 Western states.
The Lake Tahoe Basin snowpack Tuesday is 3 percent of normal for the date.
The bill would require the federal government to obtain permission to use land within the state’s borders. The proposal also strips the federal government of state water rights.
The minimum wage will remain $7.25 an hour for employees who receive health insurance from their employer, and $8.25 for those who don’t.