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

Agriculture and Livestock

Agriculture producers will find useful information prepare and respond to drought conditions 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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Recreation

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

Helpful Resources:

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Residential and Landscaping

Homeowners and landscapers will find useful information to help them use water efficiently, including how to design, install and maintain landscapes and gardens.

Residential Rebate Opportunities:

  • Truckee Meadows Water Authority in Northern Nevada 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: https://extension.unr.edu/master-gardeners/default.aspx

Helpful Resources:

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Tribal Nations

Duckwater Valley landscape

Find useful drought-related information and drought assistance programs specifically developed for Tribal Nations below.

Information to help plan for drought and respond to drought:

Drought Assistance programs available to help recover from drought:

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Water Management

Find information and links for the most recent state drought planning resources, water management plan, and drought planning guides to find out how Nevada and various communities plan, prepare, and respond to drought.

State of Nevada Drought Planning Resources:

Water Management Plans and Procedures:

Drought Preparedness and Planning Guides:

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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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Wildfire

fire

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.

Current Nevada Fire Information:

Fire Outlooks:

Helpful Resources:

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