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8 Thursday, August 21. 1997 Pahrump Valley Gazette El Nino, the sound and the fury III by Andy Holtmann Part three of three--How well is Pahrump and the test of southern Nevada pre in the event ofsevete weather case you haven't been reading, El Nino is fast. An atmospheric change over this to be one of the 1989 with 1.46 inches. The highest was in 1992, with 9.45. Forecasters .say that this year's El Nino may bring as much as 15- 20 inches to uthern Nevada. a total hard matched in the region's history. Pahrump's EMS Coordinator Bill Pyzyna agrees with Ford that roads are the biggest problem when it rains. The more it floods, the harder it is for emergency vehicles to get to the calls on time. With roads being washed out, sometimes they can't get there ataU. is fully aware of El Nino and have talked about its future presence in southern Nevada. What Long said could hurt Pahrump in the event of major flooding is the town's location, Las Vegas would most likely be affected by the same storms that hit Pahr- ump. Crews there, he said, would concentrate on their area also cover, area, 1 RIVULET--Will this natural waterway in the middle of Pahrump, above Winery Road become much deeper and wider with a sudden downpour?