The lower portion of the Carson River watershed begins at the outflow of the Lahontan Reservoir. Water from the reservoir is used for thousands of acres of irrigated agriculture in the Fallon area. It then drains into the Stillwater National Wildlife Reservoir, where it provides habitat for migrating birds on their way north and south each spring and fall.  The water then evaporates in the Carson Sink. Like other rivers flowing into the Great Basin Desert, the Carson never empties into an ocean.

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