Water expected to subside in time for Burning Man

By Jenny Kane, Reno Gazette-Journal

It’s mid-June, and the Black Rock Desert is still a giant mud puddle. 

Although it’s been a game of wait and see for Burning Man organizers, they are still confident that Burners will be able to come home for their annual end of summer bacchanal.

Burning Man, a massive arts rendezvous, is set for Aug. 27 to Sept. 4 outside of Gerlach, about two hours north of Reno. 

About an inch of water still stands on much of the playa, an alkaline dust flat that 12,000 years ago was Lake Lahontan.

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