Artificial Nucleation of Clouds Planned For Spring Mountains

NOTICE OF INTENT TO MODIFY NATURAL PRECIPITATION Jan 8, 2018 NOTICE IS GIVEN THAT the Board of Regents of the Nevada System of Higher Education on behalf of the Desert Research Institute, will conduct a program of weather modification by artificial nucleation of clouds with silver iodide and other appropriate nucleating agents to increase useful precipitation at certain locations in the Spring Mountains. The director who will supervise the proposed project is Frank McDonough, Associate Research Scientist, of the Desert Research Institute. The state of Nevada is funding this project. The area in which the ground based equipment will be operated is east of the city of Pahrump, NV between Highway 160 and Mt Charleston peak. The target area will be the Lee Canyon and Kyle Canyon drainages and we will be looking to increase groundw-ater reserves. The target area and the areas immediately adjacent are in the mountainous western regions of Clark County of Nevada. The project will be starting during the 2018-2019 winter season from about 1 February through 30 April with possible extensions through 15 May, and the project is projected to continue annually. A public meeting will be scheduled and a description of the project and mitigation measures of the proposed project to reduce any significant adverse environmental impacts may be viewed by public agencies and the general public. The meeting will be held February 2 from 2-4 pm at the Las Vegas Centennial Hills Library 6711 N Buffalo Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89131. Any comments related to the proposed project please contact: Jeffrey Dean, 5276 Texas Ave., Reno, Nv 89506. 775-677-3141. jeff.dean@dri.edu. Frank McDonough, Program Director of the Nevada State Cloud Seeding Program, Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512, Tel: (775) 674 7140; Fax: (775) 674 7007. PUBLISH: Jan. 12, 19, 26, 2018.