Governors of 10 Western states to meet to discuss drought

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval is playing host to nine other Western states’ governors and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell to try to reach a consensus on region-wide issues such as drought.

Sandoval chairs the Western Governors’ Association, which is holding its annual meeting in Lake Tahoe from Wednesday to Friday.

The governors will tackle a number of topics throughout the three days, including a newly released report detailing best practices for states to mitigate the effects of drought.

Jewell is scheduled to give a keynote speech and take questions from the governors Wednesday.

Sandoval will be joined by governors from Wyoming, Idaho, Montana, Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, Alaska and Guam.