Agriculture and Livestock  |  Recreation  |  Residential and Landscaping  |   Water Management  |  Weather and Climate  |   Wildfire

Agriculture and Livestock

Agriculture producers will find useful information below to help them manage their crops and land during drought conditions, consider alternative low-water-use and rotation crops, and connect with drought assistance programs.

Up-to-date information to help prepare for drought and respond to drought:

Drought Assistance programs available to help recover from drought:

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Find useful, up-to-date information on how the drought may impact your outdoor recreation plans, such as boating, fishing and camping.

Helpful Resources:

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Residential & Landscaping

Homeowners and landscapers will find useful information to help them design, install and maintain landscapes and gardens during drought conditions, such as information on low-water-use gardening, low-water-use landscape plants, water conservation, water harvesting, mulch and soil amendments, water-efficient landscaping, well management and lawn maintenance.

Residential Rebate Opportunities:

  • Truckee Meadows Water Authority does not currently offer any rebate opportunities. More information can be found at their website
  • Need a Master Gardener?
    • If you have any landscape-related questions, you can also call and speak with horticulture specialists or Master Gardeners at Cooperative Extension offices in Reno (775-784-4848) and in Las Vegas (702-222-3130). Alternatively, you can Ask a Master Gardener online:

Useful Tools and Links:

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Water Management

Find up-to-date information and links for the current water supply and water supply outlook, as well as municipal drought plans to find out how Nevada and various communities are planning to combat drought.


Drought Preparedness and Planning Guides:

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Weather and Climate

Nevada Weather and Climate

Nevada’s climate is as varied as the landscape. Like many arid western states, Nevada relies on snowpack for a large portion of its water supply, including users in Southern Nevada who receive most of their water from the Colorado River. The timing of snowmelt (and consequently of peak flows in streams) is critically important for sustaining habitat and providing adequate water for wildlife, and rural, suburban, and urban residents.

Helpful Resources:

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As land and vegetation becomes drier as drought conditions persist, the danger that wildfire poses to homes and inhabitants becomes greater. Below you’ll find links to helpful wildfire tools and maps, including wildfire potential outlooks and tips on how to keep your home fire-safe.

Helpful Resources:

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