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9/27/2007

Nevada Deluge Creates Sinkholes and Washouts

NEVADA,USA
The BIGGEST ONE-DAY DELUGE to hit Pahrump in years caused washouts in numerous locations. "I don't recall ever having that much in a 24-hour period." A few streets still closed this week from sinkholes and road collapses. The heavy rain made a dent in the drought. Until Friday, Pahrump had only experienced 0.45 inches of precipitation this year. The last measurable rain had been 0.13 inch on Aug. 27. The official total on Friday was 2.7 inches. That brings the yearly rainfall total to 3.15 inches, almost up to the 3.64-inch average annual rainfall for Pahrump through Sept. 30. Image: MARK WAITE / PVT
The rain apparently caused a significant sinkholes that closed Parkridge Avenue off Hacienda Street.
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