Fish biologists say as many as 100,000 trout, bass and catfish have died the past month in the Sparks Marina along Interstate 80.
Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman Chris Healy says low oxygen levels killed about 3,000 fish in one corner of the 77-acre lake in mid-December but they thought the event was localized and of limited impact.
Since then, they've been unable to detect any live fish.
Biologists say a cold-snap could have stirred up oxygen-poor waters but they don't understand yet what caused the massive die-off.
There was "minor improvement" in California drought conditions over the past week. But as long-term drought persists throughout the west, and storage levels drop, water supply is a worry.
(AP) — A proposed ballot measure to repeal Nevada's new commerce tax has been rewritten after a major court setback.
The U.S. Drought Center says the past week brought "widespread improvements" in drought conditions in northern California and Nevada.
(AP) — A Nevada panel has taken the first steps toward securing more favorable rates for the state's early-adopter solar customers.
Spring storms help Sierra Nevada snowpack, but there is no reduction in drought conditions in California and Nevada.