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Interfaith prayer event scheduled for drought-affected areas

SPARKS - Nevada faith leaders of various religions and denominations are gathering in Sparks on February 1 at 3 p.m. for an afternoon of prayer over persistent drought conditions in Western US.
 
Religious statesman Rajan Zed, coordinator of the service, expects leaders of Christian (various denominations), Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, Jewish, Native American, Bahai, etc., faiths will be in attendance to pray in their respective traditions.
 
According to reports, currently over 81% area of the West is facing drought conditions. Many counties in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah have been declared as drought disaster areas; with California, Nevada and Oregon as worst affected.
 
Reports suggest that about 97% of Nevada is in drought, with many counties designated as disaster areas. Many Nevada farmers will be unable to irrigate crops this year, which will reportedly be first time in recorded history.
 
Sparks Mayor Geno R. Martini will also participate in this event, which will be held at the Mormon Chapel, 2955 Rock Blvd. in Sparks. For more information, contact at rajanzed (at) gmail.com.