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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
800 PM PDT MON AUG 17 2015

...DROUGHT STATEMENT FOR NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA...

...SEVERE TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN CENTRAL AND WESTERN 
NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA...

...ADDITIONAL MINOR IMPROVEMENTS FOR EASTERN AND FAR 
NORTHERN NEVADA...

1/ NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA DROUGHT DISASTER DESIGNATIONS...AS 
OF APRIL 8 2015...ALL COUNTIES IN CALIFORNIA ALONG THE NEVADA BORDER 
WERE DESIGNATED AS PRIMARY NATURAL DROUGHT DISASTER AREAS BY THE 
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE. IN NEVADA ALL COUNTIES EXCEPT WHITE 
PINE AND LINCOLN WERE DESIGNATED AS PRIMARY NATURAL DROUGHT DISASTER 
AREAS DUE TO DAMAGES AND LOSSES CAUSED BY THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS. 
FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN LINCOLN AND WHITE PINE COUNTIES ALSO QUALIFY 
FOR NATURAL DISASTER ASSISTANCE AS THESE COUNTIES WERE DESIGNATED 
CONTIGUOUS NATURAL DISASTER AREAS. FROM USDA.

IN CALIFORNIA...GOV JERRY BROWN APPROVED A 1 BILLION DOLLAR 
EMERGENCY DROUGHT RELIEF AND WATER INFRASTRUCTURE BILL IN MARCH 
2015. FUNDING IN THE BILL WOULD ACCELERATE EMERGENCY AID TO 
STRUGGLING CALIFORNIA CITIES AND COMMUNITIES...INCLUDING EMERGENCY 
FOOD AID... DRINKING WATER...WATER RECYCLING...CONSERVATION 
AWARENESS AND FLOOD PROTECTION FUNDING. THE AID FOLLOWS ACTIONS BY 
THE STATE WATER RESOURCES CONTROL TO PASS THE MOST STRINGENT 
STATEWIDE MEASURES IN THE STATE'S HISTORY...LIMITING OUTDOOR 
IRRIGATION AND REQUIRING BARS AND RESTAURANTS TO SERVE WATER ONLY 
WHEN SPECIFICALLY ASKED BY PATRONS. FROM LAS VEGAS, NV, REVIEW-
JOURNAL, MAR 27, 2015.

SEE WWW.USDA.GOV/DROUGHT /IN LOWER CASE/ FOR MORE INFORMATION ON 
DROUGHT DISASTER DECLARATIONS AND ASSISTANCE. 

2/ CURRENT DROUGHT INTENSITY IN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA...
THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR /DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU/ IS UPDATED WEEKLY 
BY THE NATIONAL DROUGHT MITIGATION CENTER. IT IS A SYNTHESIS OF 
MULTIPLE DROUGHT INDICES AND IMPACTS THAT REPRESENTS A CONSENSUS OF 
SCIENTISTS IN MANY FEDERAL...STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES...AS WELL AS 
THOSE IN PRIVATE INDUSTRY. 

THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS USED BY THE USDA TO DETERMINE DROUGHT 
SEVERITY...TO DECLARE DROUGHT DISASTER AND IS THE MECHANISM USED TO 
PROVIDE AID TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY. IT IS ALSO THE PRIMARY 
TOOL USED BY THE NEVADA DEPARTMENTS OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND 
WATER RESOURCES TO RESPOND TO AND PROVIDE ASSISTANCE FOR DROUGHT AND 
MITIGATE DROUGHT IMPACTS THROUGH THEIR DROUGHT RESPONSE PLAN. 
 
AS OF AUGUST 11 2015...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR CLASSIFIED MOST OF 
WESTERN...CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA AS IN 
SEVERE DROUGHT /LEVEL 2 OF 4 LEVELS OF DROUGHT/ OR GREATER WHILE 
MOST OF EXTREME EASTERN AND SOUTHEAST NEVADA AND FAR SOUTHEAST 
CALIFORNIA WAS CATEGORIZED AS ABNORMALLY DRY TO SEVERE DROUGHT.

THE AREA OF EXTREME TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT IN NEVADA INCLUDED ALL 
OR PORTIONS OF THE FOLLOWING COUNTIES...

CARSON CITY...CHURCHILL...DOUGLAS...ESMERALDA...LANDER...LYON... 
MINERAL...NYE...PERSHING...STOREY AND WASHOE.

THE HARDEST HIT AREAS OF DROUGHT...WHERE IT WAS CLASSIFIED AS 
EXCEPTIONAL...ARE SOUTHERN AND EASTERN PERSHING...ALL OF CHURCHILL 
COUNTY...A SMALL PART OF WESTERN LANDER COUNTY...ALL OF STOREY 
COUNTY AND CARSON CITY...DOUGLAS AND LYON COUNTIES...THE SOUTHERN 
THIRD OF WASHOE COUNTY...A SMALL PART OF WESTERN ESMERALDA COUNTY 
AND SOUTHWEST AND FAR NORTHWEST MINERAL COUNTY IN NEVADA.

THE AREAS LEAST AFFECTED BY DROUGHT IN NEVADA INCLUDED NORTHEAST AND 
CENTRAL ELKO COUNTY WHICH WAS CLASSIFIED AS ABNORMALLY DRY OR IN 
MODERATE DROUGHT ALONG WITH MUCH OF LINCOLN AND CLARK COUNTIES AND A 
SMALL PART OF NORTHEAST NYE COUNTY WHICH WERE ALSO CLASSIFIED AS IN 
MODERATE DROUGHT. FAR SOUTHERN CLARK COUNTY WAS CLASSIFIED AS 
ABNORMALLY DRY. 

DROUGHT SEVERITY WAS CLASSIFIED AS EXTREME OR EXCEPTIONAL FOR ALL 
CALIFORNIA COUNTIES BORDERING NEVADA FROM MODOC COUNTY SOUTH TO FAR 
WESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY. THE AREA OF EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT 
/DROUGHT LEVEL 4/ INCLUDED SOUTHEAST MODOC COUNTY...ALL OF LASSEN... 
PLUMAS...SIERRA...NEVADA...PLACER...EL DORADO...ALPINE AND MONO 
COUNTIES...AND FAR NORTHERN AND WESTERN INYO COUNTY. MOST OF INYO 
COUNTY AND FAR WESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WERE CLASSIFIED AS 
HAVING EXTREME DROUGHT. SOUTHEAST INYO COUNTY AND MUCH OF THE 
REMAINDER OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WERE CLASSIFIED AS HAVING SEVERE 
DROUGHT...EXCEPT FOR THOSE AREAS OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY BORDERING 
THE COLORADO RIVER WHICH WERE CLASSIFIED AS HAVING ABNORMALLY DRY 
CONDITIONS TO MODERATE DROUGHT.  

3/ SYNOPSIS...
BELOW TO MUCH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION HAS OCCURRED OVER MOST OF 
EASTERN CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA SINCE OCTOBER 2011. SMALL PARTS OF 
EASTERN AND WESTERN NEVADA HAVE EXPERIENCED NEAR NORMAL TO SLIGHTLY 
ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THIS TIME...AS WELL AS AREAS ALONG 
THE COLORADO RIVER IN EXTREME SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA. SMALL PARTS OF 
FAR NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND FAR NORTHWEST NEVADA ARE ALSO NEAR 
AVERAGE DURING THIS TIME FRAME. 

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER 2014 PARTS OF HUMBOLDT COUNTY... 
ALONG WITH ALL OF PERSHING...CHURCHILL AND MINERAL COUNTIES HAVE 
RECEIVED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. MUCH OF LASSEN COUNTY...CENTRAL 
WASHOE COUNTY...EASTERN DOUGLAS COUNTY...MOST OF LYON AND ESMERALDA 
COUNTIES...FAR NORTHERN MONO COUNTY AND SOUTHEAST ALPINE HAVE ALSO 
RECEIVED ABOVE AVERAGE PRECIPITATION. IN EASTERN NEVADA CENTRAL AND 
NORTHEAST ELKO COUNTY...A SMALL PART OF LINCOLN COUNTY AND SOUTHERN 
NYE COUNTY HAVE ALL RECEIVED ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION. 

MUCH OF THE ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN THESE AREAS HAS OCCURRED 
SINCE MAY 2015 IN THUNDERSTORMS AS A VERY ACTIVE MONSOON DEVELOPED 
AND CONTINUED THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF JULY. WHILE THIS ABOVE NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION AIDED RANGE CONDITIONS IN MANY AREAS...IMPROVING 
GRAZING CONDITIONS BEYOND THOSE SEEN IN 2014...THE COPIOUS AMOUNTS 
OF RAIN DID LITTLE TO ALLEVIATE POOR WATER SUPPLY CONDITIONS IN 
AREAS THAT RELY ON RUN OFF FROM WINTER SNOWS. THUS...SHORT TERM 
IMPROVEMENTS HAVE BEEN SEEN IN SOME AREAS...BUT LONG TERM IMPACTS 
FROM THREE PREVIOUS DRY YEARS REMAIN. 
  
/SEE:HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/WWDT/ARCHIVE.PHP?FOLDER=PON6PER/ 

4/ DROUGHT IMPACTS...
THE WINTER OF 2014/15 WAS THE FOURTH STRAIGHT WINTER WITH BELOW 
NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. WHILE FALL 2014 AND EARLY 
FEBRUARY 2015 BROUGHT SOME RELIEF ALONG WITH CONVECTIVE RAINS FROM A 
VERY ACTIVE MONSOON PATTERN IN JUNE AND JULY 2015...MUCH OF THE AREA 
HAS SEEN BELOW AVERAGE PRECIPITATION SINCE OCTOBER 2011. THE 
FOLLOWING IMPACTS...WHILE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE...REPRESENT SOME OF THE 
MOST IMPACTFUL EFFECTS OF THE CONTINUING DROUGHT ON THE REGION OVER 
THE LAST YEAR. 

A/ RANCHING...
THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 2014 ALLOWED LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS WHO HAD 
SUFFERED LOSSES AS FAR BACK AS OCTOBER OF 2011 TO APPLY FOR 
ASSISTANCE. A LIVESTOCK INDEMNITY PROGRAM MAY ASSIST PRODUCERS WHO 
LOST STOCK DUE TO ADVERSE WEATHER. OFFICIALS WITH THE USDA SAID AS 
MUCH AS $2-3 BILLION COULD BE PAID FOR PAST DISASTERS. APPLICATIONS 
HAD TO BE RECEIVED BY JAN 1, 2015. FROM LINCOLN, NE, JOURNAL STAR, 
APRIL 17, 2014.

THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ANNOUNCED IN MARCH 2015 ITS 
LIVESTOCK FORAGE DISASTER PROGRAM IS AVAILABLE TO OFFSET GRAZING 
LOSSES IN 2015...SIMILAR TO BENEFITS THAT WERE AVAILABLE FROM 2011 
TO 2014. FROM FORT WORTH, TX, STAR-TELEGRAM, MAR 26, 2015.

DUE TO THE DROUGHT DISASTER DESIGNATION THROUGHOUT ALL COUNTIES IN 
THE REGION...RANCHERS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN VARIOUS FINANCIAL AND 
TAX RELIEF SOLUTIONS THROUGH USDA. SEE THE USDA FARM SERVICES AGENCY 
WEBSITE FOR DETAILS /WWW.FSA.USDA.GOV. 

B/ AGRICULTURE...
SUMMER 2015 MARKED THE THIRD IRRIGATION SEASON IN A ROW WHEN MANY 
FARMERS DID NOT RECEIVE A FULL ALLOCATION OF WATER.  THIS WAS 
ESPECIALLY TRUE IN THE LOWER HUMBOLDT BASIN AND THE CARSON BASIN 
BELOW LAHONTAN RESERVOIR.
 
HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN...
NO DELIVERIES WERE MADE FOR THE 2014 IRRIGATION SEASON ON THE LOWER 
HUMBOLDT BELOW RYE PATCH RESERVOIR. MOST FARMERS AND RANCHERS IN THE 
LOWER HUMBOLDT BASIN DO NOT SUPPLEMENT SURFACE WATER WITH GROUND 
WATER. RYE PATCH RESERVOIR REMAINS NEAR 5 PERCENT OF CAPACITY.

IN A CONVERSATION WITH THE PERSHING COUNTY WATER CONSERVATION 
DISTRICT IN EARLY APRIL...IT WAS LEARNED THAT THE DISTRICT WAS NOT 
CURRENTLY PLANNING ANY DELIVERIES BELOW RYE PATCH RESERVOIR FOR THE 
2015 IRRIGATION SEASON. IN A FOLLOW UP CONVERSATION LATER IN JULY 
THIS PLAN WAS CONFIRMED AND NO WATER DELIVERIES WERE MADE BELOW RYE 
PATCH RESERVOIR DURING THE 2015 IRRIGATION SEASON.

THE FIVE COUNTIES OF THE HUMBOLDT RIVER WATER AUTHORITY 
/HUMBOLDT...ELKO...EUREKA...LANDER AND PERSHING/ HAVE REINFORCED THE 
STATE OF NEVADA ACTION DECLARING A DROUGHT RESOLUTION THAT WOULD 
ENCOURAGE NEVADA AND FEDERAL AGENCIES TO COORDINATE TO BEST HANDLE 
DROUGHT IMPACTS IN THE HARD HIT AREAS.

WALKER RIVER BASIN...
INITIAL STORAGE WATER ALLOCATIONS FOR THE WALKER RIVER BASIN FOR THE 
2015 IRRIGATION SEASON WERE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 15 2015. WELL BELOW 
AVERAGE STORAGE IN BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR AND TOPAZ LAKE ALONG WITH A 
BELOW AVERAGE SNOW PACK IN THE UPPER PORTIONS OF THE WALKER BASIN 
RESULTED IN STORAGE ALLOCATIONS SET AT 3 PERCENT ON THE EAST WALKER 
RIVER AND 4 PERCENT ON THE WEST WALKER RIVER. THE WALKER RIVER 
IRRIGATION DISTRICT ONCE AGAIN ENCOURAGED WATER RIGHTS HOLDERS TO 
TAKE THEIR WATER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE RATHER THAN WAIT LATER IN THE 
SEASON. THERE WAS CONCERN THAT THE STORAGE ALLOCATIONS COULD 
EVAPORATE IN THE RESERVOIRS BEFORE BEING SERVED. THE ALLOCATION 
FIGURES DEAL ONLY WITH STORAGE WATER RIGHTS. SURFACE RIGHTS ARE 
COVERED UNDER THE C-125 FEDERAL COURT DECREE AND ARE BASED ON THE 
PRIORITY OF THE WATER RIGHTS. RENO, NV, GAZETTE-JOURNAL, MARCH 16, 
2015.

IN EARLY FEBRUARY THE NEVADA STATE ENGINEER ISSUED AN ORDER THAT 
REQUIRES A 50 PERCENT MANDATORY REDUCTION OF SUPPLEMENTAL GROUND 
WATER PUMPING FOR THE 2015 IRRIGATION SEASON IN THE SMITH AND MASON 
VALLEYS OF THE WALKER RIVER BASIN. THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ORDER ARE 
TO PROTECT EXISTING WATER RIGHTS AND WELLS...PROTECT THE PHYSICAL 
INTEGRITY OF THE AQUIFER AND TO PROTECT THE LONG TERM WATER SUPPLY. 
FROM THISISRENO.COM, FEB 4, 2015.

IN EARLY APRIL A TEMPORARY INJUNCTION WAS ISSUED TO THE CURTAILMENT 
ORDER. FROM RENO, NV, GAZETTE-JOURNAL, APRIL 3, 2015. 

CARSON RIVER BASIN... 
RAIN IN MAY...JUNE AND JULY ALLOWED LESS WATER TO BE TAKEN BY 
IRRIGATORS IN THE UPPER PORTIONS OF THE CARSON BASIN...BUT THIS WAS 
JUST A TEMPORARY SITUATION ACCORDING TO THE TRUCKEE-CARSON 
WATERMASTER. 

IN EARLY APRIL 2015 THE TCID BROAD OF DIRECTORS SET THE ALLOCATION 
FOR THE 2015 IRRIGATION SEASON AT 20 PERCENT BELOW LAHONTAN 
RESERVOIR. THE BOARD WILL REVISIT THESE ALLOCATIONS ONCE THE 
IRRIGATION SEASON COMMENCES TO SEE IF FURTHER RESTRICTIONS ARE 
NEEDED. FROM TCID E-MAIL COMMUNICATION. IN E-MAIL COMMUNICATION IT 
WAS LEARNED THAT DELIVERIES WERE 21 PERCENT OF NORMAL ALLOTMENTS 
BELOW LAHONTAN RESERVOIR THIS IRRIGATION SEASON BEFORE BEING STOPPED 
ON JULY 7, 2015. CONVECTIVE RAINS IN THE LOWER CARSON BASIN DID MAKE 
IT POSSIBLE FOR SOME FARMERS AND RANCHERS TO GROW A SECOND ALFALFA 
CROP THIS SEASON.

TRUCKEE RIVER BASIN...
LAKE TAHOE DROPPED BELOW ITS NATURAL RIM LATE ON OCTOBER 15, 2014 
FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2009. THIS MEANT ONLY A SMALL TRICKLE OF 
WATER WAS ESCAPING LAKE TAHOE AND BY OCTOBER 17 VIRTUALLY NO FLOW 
WAS LEAVING LAKE TAHOE. THE REDUCTION IN FLOWS MEANT THAT FLORISTON 
RATES WERE NOT MET FROM LATE SUMMER INTO THE EARLY FALL.

AS OF APRIL 16, 2015 DISCHARGES FROM PROSSER AND BOCA RESERVOIRS 
WERE CUT ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER. THIS RESULTED IN FLOWS ON THE TRUCKEE 
BELOW THE RESERVOIRS DROPPING BY ROUGHLY 50 PERCENT...BELOW THE 
FLORISTON RATES FOR THE SYSTEM.  

DUE TO THE DROUGHT DISASTER DESIGNATION THROUGHOUT ALL COUNTIES IN 
THE REGION...FARMERS MAY BE ABLE TO OBTAIN VARIOUS FORMS OF 
FINANCIAL AND TAX RELIEF THROUGH USDA.  SEE THE USDA FARM SERVICES 
AGENCY WEBSITE FOR DETAILS /WWW.FSA.USDA.GOV. 

SUSAN RIVER BASIN...
IN A CONVERSATION WITH THE HONEY LAKE WATERMASTER IN EARLY APRIL 
2015 IT WAS LEARNED THAT STORAGE WAS ROUGHLY 26 PERCENT IN THE UPPER 
SUSAN RIVER AND THERE WAS JUST A SMALL AMOUNT OF FLOW IN THE LOWER 
RIVER. MOUNTAIN WATER STORES...WHICH ARE NORMALLY BROUGHT INTO USE 
IN JUNE...MAY HAVE HAD TO BE USED IN MAY IN 2015. AFTER THAT SUPPLY 
WAS USED FARMERS AND RANCHERS WOULD NEED TO USE STOCK WATER.

COLORADO RIVER BASIN...
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR AND FOUR MUNICIPAL WATER PROVIDERS IN 
ARIZONA, CALIFORNIA, NEVADA AND COLORADO HAVE CONTRIBUTED 11 MILLION 
DOLLARS TO PROMOTE WATER CONSERVATION IN THE COLORADO RIVER BASIN. 
THEY WILL TAKE PART IN A PILOT PROGRAM TO REDUCE WATER DEMAND BY 
FARMERS, CITIES AND INDUSTRIES. FROM LAS VEGAS, NV, SUN, JULY 31, 
2014.

LAKE MEAD FELL TO A NEW RECORD LOW ON JUNE 23, 2015. THE LAKE FELL 
BELOW THE LEVEL THAT WOULD TRIGGER A WATER SUPPLY SHORTAGE IF THE 
RESERVOIR DOES NOT RECOVER SOON. WATER MANAGERS EXPECT THE LAKE'S 
LEVEL TO INCREASE ENOUGH TO WARD OFF A 2016 SHORTAGE DUE TO A WETTER 
THAN EXPECTED SPRING IN THE UPPER PORTIONS OF THE BASIN. FROM 
PALM SPRINGS, CA, DESERT SUN, JUNE 24, 2015.

C/ FIRE DANGER...
AS OF AUGUST 15 2015...FIRE DANGER WAS RATED AS MODERATE TO HIGH 
OVER MUCH OF NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA. VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER 
WAS NOTED FOR WESTERN SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY AND FAR SOUTHWEST INYO 
COUNTY WITH SMALLER POCKETS OF VERY HIGH FIRE DANGER IN EASTERN AND 
NORTHERN NEVADA...FAR WESTERN NEVADA AND IN MONO COUNTY IN 
CALIFORNIA.

SEE HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET/IMAGES/FIREDANGER/FD_CLASS.PNG FOR CURRENT 
CONDITIONS.

AS OF AUGUST 1 2015...THE NIFC SIGNIFICANT WILDLAND FIRE POTENTIAL 
FORECAST FOR THE REGION WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR INYO COUNTY NORTH INTO 
MONO AND ALPINE COUNTIES IN EASTERN CALIFORNIA FOR THE REMAINDER OF 
AUGUST. ELSEWHERE THE SIGNIFICANT WILDLAND FIRE POTENTIAL WAS NEAR 
NORMAL. 

THE FORECAST FOR SEPTEMBER WAS NEAR NORMAL FOR MOST AREAS...EXCEPT 
RETURNING TO NEAR FROM ABOVE NORMAL IN ALPINE...MONO AND INYO 
COUNTIES. THE FORECAST FOR SIGNIFICANT WILDLAND FIRE POTENTIAL WAS 
NEAR NORMAL FOR OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION.

SEE U.S. FOREST SERVICE WILDLAND FIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM WEBSITE FOR 
DETAILS...HTTP://WWW.PREDICTIVESERVICES.NIFC.GOV/OUTLOOKS/MONTHLY_ 
SEASONAL_OUTLOOK.PDF.

D/ FISHERIES... 
LOW FLOWS CONTINUE TO IMPACT FISHERIES AROUND THE REGION.

THE DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE ONCE AGAIN PROMPTED NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF 
WILDLIFE OFFICIALS TO RESTOCK THE TRUCKEE RIVER EARLY IN 2015. 
AROUND 7000 RAINBOW TROUT WERE SCHEDULED TO BE PLANTED IN THE 
TRUCKEE RIVER IN THE MIDDLE OF FEBRUARY. ADDITIONAL STOCKING WAS TO 
TAKE PLACE IN THE TRUCKEE RIVER, TOPAZ LAKE, MARLETTE LAKE, SPOONER 
LAKE, HOBART LAKE AND URBAN PONDS AROUND THE RENO-CARSON CITY AREA 
BETWEEN LATE MARCH AND OCTOBER. THIS MARKS THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS AND ANTICIPATED LOW FLOWS ON THE TRUCKEE HAVE 
PROMPTED EARLY STOCKING OF THE RIVER. FROM RENO, NV, GAZETTE-
JOURNAL, FEB 12, 2015.

AS OF EARLY JULY...LOCAL FISHERMEN AND THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF 
WILDLIFE HAD REPORTED TROUT DYING IN THE TRUCKEE RIVER DUE TO LOW WATER 
LEVELS AND HIGH WATER TEMPERATURES. LOCAL FISHERMEN WERE CALLING FOR 
A VOLUNTARY CLOSURE OF THE RIVER TO FISHING TO HELP SAVE THE FISHERY. 
THIS VOLUNTARY CLOSURE WOULD INCLUDE CATCH AND RELEASE ACTIVITIES AS 
WELL.

SEE THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE WEBSITE /HTTP://WWW.NDOW.ORG/ 
FOR FISHING CONDITION INFORMATION IN NEVADA. FOR CALIFORNIA FISHING 
INFORMATION...SEE THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE 
WEBSITE /HTTP://WWW.WILDLIFE.CA.GOV/

E/ VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE... 
DROUGHT CONDITIONS RESULTED IN BEARS MOVING INTO MORE URBANIZED 
AREAS DURING 2014 IN SEARCH OF FOOD.

AS OF EARLY NOVEMBER 2014 NEVADA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HAD RECEIVED 
WELL OVER 500 COMPLAINTS REGARDING BEARS FOR THE YEAR SO FAR...WELL 
SHORT OF THE RECORD 1500 COMPLAINTS RECEIVED IN 2007...ANOTHER 
DROUGHT YEAR...BUT WELL ABOVE NORMAL. OF APPROXIMATELY 70 CONFLICT 
BEARS HANDLED BY NDOW...MANY HAD BEEN FOUND AWAY FROM THEIR NORMAL 
HIGH-MOUNTAIN HABITAT. INCLUDED IN THESE CALLS WERE 29 BEARS IN THE 
LAKE TAHOE COMMUNITIES OF NEVADA...14 IN RENO...9 IN CARSON CITY AND 
5 IN MINDEN-GARDNERVILLE. THERE WAS EVEN ONE REPORT OF A BEAR IN THE 
SPANISH SPRINGS AREA OF NORTHEAST SPARKS...WELL AWAY FROM THE 
MOUNTAINS. FROM RENO, NV, GAZETTE-JOURNAL, NOV 9, 2014.

THE DRY CONDITIONS ALSO AFFECTED THE NUMBER OF DUCKS STOPPING OVER 
DURING THEIR MIGRATION LAST FALL. THE LACK OF WATER IN AREAS WHERE 
THE DUCKS WOULD NORMALLY STOP RESULTED IN A LESSENING OF THE NUMBER 
OF DUCKS AND A DECREASE IN HUNTING OPPORTUNITIES. FROM RENO, NV, 
GAZETTE-JOURNAL, OCT 29, 2014.

IN MAY 2015 THE NEVADA BOARD OF WILDLIFE COMMISSIONERS SET BIG GAME 
TAG LIMITS FOR THE 2015 HUNTING SEASON. THE ONGOING DROUGHT 
CONDITIONS HAVE PROMPTED AN OVERALL REDUCTION FOR MULE DEER AND 
CALIFORNIA BIGHORN SHEEP. SOME UNITS SAW A REDUCTION IN PRONGHORN 
TAGS AS WELL...BUT STATEWIDE QUOTAS FOR PRONGHORN ROSE. STATEWIDE 
QUOTAS FOR ELK AND DESERT BIGHORN SHEEP WERE UP AS WELL. FROM ELKO, 
NV, DAILY FREE PRESS, MAY 21, 2015. 

F/ GROUND WATER...

THE CARSON WATER SUB-CONSERVANCY DISTRICT REPORTED MANY FARMS IN THE 
CARSON RIVER WATERSHED WERE PLANNING MORE GROUND WATER PUMPING DURING 
THE 2015 IRRIGATION SEASON. THE PERSHING COUNTY WATER CONSERVATION 
DISTRICT IN MAY 2015 RELAYED THAT PERMIT APPLICATIONS FOR WELLS 
ACROSS NORTHERN NEVADA HAD INCREASED. THIS AREA INCLUDED THE UPPER 
HUMBOLDT BASIN.

G/ URBAN AREA DROUGHT IMPACTS...
RENO/SPARKS... 
THE TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY /TMWA/...SERVING THE RENO AND 
SPARKS NV AREA...ASKED ITS CUSTOMERS TO VOLUNTARILY REDUCE THEIR 
WATER USAGE BY 10 PERCENT FROM 2014'S LEVELS. DECREASED WATER SUPPLY 
WAS EXPECTED TO LEAD TO TMWA USING ITS BACKUP DROUGHT SUPPLIES AND 
INCREASED GROUND WATER PUMPING TO SATISFY WATER NEEDS DURING THE 
SUMMER OF 2015. FROM RENO, NV, GAZETTE-JOURNAL, MAR 19, 2015.

TMWA ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 23 THAT IT HAD STARTED USING ITS DROUGHT 
RESERVES. TMWA'S PROJECTIONS SHOWED THAT THE 10 PERCENT REDUCTION 
THEY ASKED CUSTOMERS TO MAKE WOULD ALLOW TMWA TO RETAIN 5000 ACRE 
FEET OF WATER IN ITS UPSTREAM DROUGHT RESERVE RESERVOIRS. THIS WOULD 
HELP TMWA MAINTAIN SUFFICIENT RESERVES FOR NEXT YEAR IF THE DROUGHT 
CONTINUES. FROM MYNEWS4.COM AND KRNV TV, RENO, NV, JUNE 23, 2015. 

SEE WWW.TMWA.COM/CONSERVATION FOR DETAILS.

LAS VEGAS...
BOTH THE SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY /SNWA/ AND THE LAS VEGAS 
VALLEY WATER DISTRICT /LVVWD/ ENACTED SUMMER WATERING RESTRICTIONS 
MAY 1ST. LANDSCAPE WATERING IS ALLOWED ANY DAY OF THE WEEK BUT ONLY 
DURING THE HOURS OF 7 PM TO 11 AM. NO WATERING IS ALLOWED FROM LATE 
MORNING TO EARLY EVENING. THESE RESTRICTIONS REMAIN IN EFFECT 
THROUGH AUGUST 31. SEE WWW.SNWA.COM OR WWW.LVVWD.COM FOR DETAILS.

THE EMERGENCY DROUGHT DECLARATION MADE BY CALIFORNIA GOV. JERRY 
BROWN ON JAN. 17, 2014 ALLOWS THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA TO TAKE MORE 
WATER FROM LAKE MEAD. THIS COULD LEAD TO WATER RESTRICTIONS IN THE 
LAS VEGAS VALLEY IN 2015. ONCE THE LAKE DROPS TO A LEVEL OF 1075 
FEET SNWA CAN DECLARE A WATER SHORTAGE. 

ON DECEMBER 10, 2014 SNWA ANNOUNCED A 3 MILE LONG TUNNEL HAD BEEN 
COMPLETED TO THE THIRD INTAKE "STRAW" ON LAKE MEAD. CONSTRUCTION HAD 
BEGUN IN 2008 TO PROVIDE A BUFFER AGAINST DROUGHT. THERE ARE ALSO 
PLANS TO BUILD A NEW 650 MILLION DOLLAR PUMPING STATION TO PROVIDE 
WATER EVEN IF THE LAKE FALLS BELOW AN ELEVATION OF 1000 FEET. FROM 
LAS VEGAS, NV, SUN, DEC. 10, 2014.

H/ TOURISM AND RECREATION IMPACTS...
ON JANUARY 19, 2015 THE TAHOE DONNER CROSS COUNTRY SKI AREA 
ANNOUNCED IT WOULD TEMPORARILY CLOSE BECAUSE OF LIMITED SNOW AND ICY 
CONDITIONS. THE SKI AREA HAD PLANNED TO REOPEN WHEN A GREATER SNOWPACK 
ALLOWED. FROM TAHOE CITY, CA, TRIBUNE, JAN 19, 2015. 

IN LATE JANUARY 2015 HOMEWOOD MOUNTAIN RESORT ANNOUNCED IT WOULD 
PLACE UPPER MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS ON HOLD. IN EARLY FEBRUARY THE 
RESORT...ON THE WEST SHORE OF LAKE TAHOE...ANNOUNCED IT WOULD 
SUSPEND ALL OPERATIONS UNTIL SNOW CONDITIONS IMPROVED. FROM TAHOE 
CITY, CA, TRIBUNE, FEB 4, 2015.

NUMEROUS OTHER SKI AREAS IN THE SIERRA CLOSED BY THE MIDDLE OF MARCH 
DUE TO LACK OF SNOW. THESE INCLUDED: SIERRA-AT-TAHOE...SUGAR 
BOWL...DONNER SKI RANCH...SODA SPRINGS AND JUNE MOUNTAIN. TAKEN FROM 
MULTIPLE NEWS REPORTS AND WEB SITES. 

TOURISM OFFICIALS SAID BOOKINGS AT TAHOE AREA HOTELS WERE STRONG AT 
THE START OF THE WINTER SEASON...BUT TAILED OFF CONSIDERABLY IN 
FEBRUARY AS DRY WEATHER PERSISTED. FROM SACRAMENTO, CA, BEE, MARCH 
18, 2015.

THE ONLY BRIGHT SPOT...THE LOWER LEVELS OF LAKE MEAD IN SOUTHERN 
NEVADA HAS LED TO AN INCREASE IN TOURISM AS LONG SUBMERGED 
FEATURES...SUCH AS A GHOST TOWN AND A B-29 BOMBER...ARE SLOWLY BEING 
REVEALED. THIS HAS INCREASED RECREATIONAL DIVING ON THE LAKE. FROM 
LOS ANGELES, CA, TIMES, JUL 6, 2015.

5/ HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS AS OF AUGUST 17 2015...

A/ SUSAN RIVER...
ON AUGUST 17...FLOWS ON THE SUSAN RIVER AT SUSANVILLE WERE ABOUT 9 
CUBIC FEET PER SECOND /CFS/...OR 31 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE FLOW OF 
29 CFS FOR THIS DATE.

B/ PIT RIVER...
ON AUGUST 17...FLOWS ON THE PIT RIVER NEAR CANBY WERE ABOUT 3 CFS OR
7 PERCENT OF THE 41 CFS AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE.

C/ UPPER FEATHER RIVER...
ON AUGUST 17...FLOWS ON THE MIDDLE FORK FEATHER RIVER NEAR PORTOLA 
WERE ABOUT 12 CFS OR 50 PERCENT OF THE 24 CFS AVERAGE FLOW FOR THIS 
DATE.

D/ LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE RIVER BASINS...
AUGUST 17 STORAGE ON LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE BASIN RESERVOIRS WAS AS 
FOLLOWS.../NOTE...AF IS ABBREVIATION FOR ACRE FEET/. 

LAKE TAHOE.....     0 AF... 0 PCT OF CAPACITY..  0 PCT OF AUGUST 31 AVG 
PROSSER RSVR.... 7750 AF...27 PCT OF CAPACITY.. 44 PCT OF AUGUST 31 AVG 
STAMPEDE RSVR.. 31704 AF...14 PCT OF CAPACITY.. 22 PCT OF AUGUST 31 AVG 
BOCA RSVR....... 6619 AF...16 PCT OF CAPACITY.. 24 PCT OF AUGUST 31 AVG

NOTE: LAKE TAHOE IS SHOWN AS 0 PCT DUE TO ITS REMAINING BELOW ITS NATURAL 
RIM AND NOT ALLOWING ANY WATER TO FLOW OUT OF THE LAKE

AUGUST 17 FLOWS AND PERCENT OF AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE ON THE TRUCKEE 
RIVER WERE AS FOLLOWS... /NOTE...CFS IS ABBREVIATION FOR CUBIC FEET 
PER SECOND/
 
TAHOE CITY...  FLOW WAS UNAVAILABLE
TRUCKEE......  FLOW WAS UNAVAILABLE
FARAD........101 CFS...   19 PCT OF  515 CFS AVERAGE 
RENO......... 35 CFS...   13 PCT OF  265 CFS AVERAGE  
VISTA........ 75 CFS...   21 PCT OF  353 CFS AVERAGE  
WADSWORTH.... 37 CFS...   18 PCT OF  207 CFS AVERAGE  
NIXON........ 38 CFS...   22 PCT OF  176 CFS AVERAGE 

STEAMBOAT CREEK...
AUGUST 17 FLOWS ON STEAMBOAT CREEK WERE AS FOLLOWS... 

AT STEAMBOAT..........   0 CFS...  0 PCT OF   9 CFS AVERAGE 
AT RENO /SHORT LANE/.. 1.7 CFS... 36 PCT OF 1.7 CFS AVERAGE

E/ CARSON RIVER BASIN ABOVE LAHONTAN RESERVOIR...
AUGUST 17 FLOWS AND PERCENT OF AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE ON THE 
CARSON RIVER ABOVE LAHONTAN RESERVOIR WERE AS FOLLOWS...

EAST FK CARSON NR MARKLEEVILLE........ 43 CFS.. 33 PCT OF  129 CFS AVG
EAST FK CARSON NR GARDNERVILLE........ 56 CFS.. 40 PCT OF  139 CFS AVG 
WEST FK CARSON AT WOODFORDS...........  8 CFS.. 16 PCT OF   49 CFS AVG
CARSON RVR NR CARSON CITY.............  5 CFS..  9 PCT OF   54 CFS AVG 
CARSON RVR NR FT CHURCHILL............0.2 CFS..0.1 PCT OF   29 CFS AVG 

CARSON RIVER BELOW LAHONTAN RESERVOIR... 
AUGUST 17 STORAGE ON LAHONTAN RESERVOIR WAS 5928 ACRE FEET...2 PERCENT 
OF CAPACITY...OR 4 PERCENT OF THE AUGUST 31 AVERAGE. RELEASE FROM 
LAHONTAN ON AUGUST 17 WAS 0.5 CFS...0 PCT OF THE 793 CFS AVERAGE.  

F/ WALKER RIVER BASIN...
AS OF AUGUST 17...STORAGE ON BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR WAS 3890 ACRE 
FEET...9 PERCENT OF CAPACITY...AND 21 PCT OF THE AUGUST 31 AVERAGE.
STORAGE ON TOPAZ WAS 3350 AF...6 PCT OF CAPACITY...8 PCT OF THE
AUGUST 31 AVERAGE. 

AUGUST 17 FLOWS AND PERCENT OF AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE ON THE WALKER 
RIVER WERE AS FOLLOWS... 

E WALKER RVR BLW BRIDGEPORT RSVR.  30 CFS.. 13 PCT OF 231 CFS AVG 
W WALKER RVR ABV TOPAZ RSVR......  32 CFS.. 24 PCT OF 132 CFS AVG 
W WALKER RVR BLW TOPAZ RSVR......  40 CFS.. 14 PCT OF 285 CFS AVG 
WALKER RIVER NEAR MASON..........  44 CFS.. 15 PCT OF 286 CFS AVG 
WALKER RVR NR WABUSKA............  14 CFS.. 18 PCT OF  78 CFS AVG 
WALKER RVR BLW WEBER DAM NR SCHURZ  0 CFS..  0 PCT OF  37 CFS AVG

G/ HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN...
IN EARLY AUGUST...STORAGE ON RYE PATCH RESERVOIR WAS 10584 ACRE 
FEET...5 PERCENT OF CAPACITY...OR 9 PCT OF THE JULY 31 AVERAGE. 
  
AUGUST 17 FLOWS AT VARIOUS POINTS ON THE HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN WERE AS
FOLLOWS... 

MARYS RVR NR DEETH...........  0 CFS......   0 PCT OF THE    3 CFS AVG   
HUMBOLDT RVR NR CARLIN....... 19 CFS......  49 PCT OF THE   39 CFS AVG 
HUMBOLDT RVR AT PALISADE..... 34 CFS......  68 PCT OF THE   50 CFS AVG  
HUMBOLDT RVR AT BATTLE MTN ..  0 CFS......   0 PCT OF THE   38 CFS AVG  
HUMBOLDT RVR AT COMUS....... 0.2 CFS...... 0.3 PCT OF THE   59 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT RVR AT IMLAY.......   0 CFS......   0 PCT OF THE   96 CFS AVG 
HUMBOLDT BLW RYE PATCH DAM.. 0.5 CFS...... 0.1 PCT OF THE  277 CFS AVG 

H/ JARBIDGE RIVER...
ON AUGUST 17...FLOWS ON THE JARBIDGE RIVER AT JARBIDGE NEVADA WERE 
ABOUT 8.5 CFS OR 141 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE FLOW OF 6 CFS FOR THIS 
DATE.

I/ OWYHEE RIVER... 
ON AUGUST 17...STORAGE ON WILDHORSE RESERVOIR WAS 11330 AF...16 
PERCENT OF CAPACITY AND 33 PERCENT OF THE AUGUST 31 AVERAGE.

J/ SOUTHERN NEVADA...
AUGUST 16 STORAGE ON LAKE MEAD WAS 9866 THOUSAND AF...38 PERCENT 
OF CAPACITY...AND 50 PERCENT OF THE AUGUST 31 AVERAGE.

ON AUGUST 17 THE FLOW ON THE COLORADO RIVER NEAR GRAND CANYON ARIZONA 
ABOVE LAKE MEAD WAS APPROXIMATELY 13000 CFS...93 PCT OF THE AVERAGE 
OF 13900 CFS FOR THIS DATE. THE AUGUST 17 FLOW ON THE VIRGIN RIVER 
ABOVE LAKE MEAD NEAR OVERTON WAS 118 CFS...337 PCT OF THE AVERAGE OF 
35 CFS FOR THIS DATE. THE AUGUST 17 FLOW ON THE MUDDY RIVER NEAR 
GLENDALE NEVADA WAS 37 CFS...70 PCT OF THE AVERAGE OF 53 CFS FOR 
THIS DATE.

6/ LONG RANGE WEATHER OUTLOOK FOR NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA...
FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER... 

THE OUTLOOK FOR THE MONTHS OF SEPTEMBER THROUGH NOVEMBER IS FOR 
ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA. 
THE PRECIPITATION OUTLOOK IS FOR ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FROM 
SOUTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND THE FAR SOUTHERN PORTIONS OF THE EASTERN 
SIERRA ACROSS SOUTHERN...EASTERN AND NORTHEAST NEVADA GENERALLY 
ALONG AND SOUTH OF A LINE FROM BISHOP TO ELKO. FOR NORTHEAST 
CALIFORNIA...FAR WESTERN NEVADA...NORTH CENTRAL AND NORTHWEST NEVADA 
THE FORECAST IS FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...NEAR AND BELOW NORMAL 
PRECIPITATION.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THIS DROUGHT STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IN MID SEPTEMBER.

&&

RELATED WEB SITES...
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON CURRENT DROUGHT AND HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS 
MAY BE FOUND AT THE FOLLOWING WEB ADDRESSES /USE LOWER CASE LETTERS.

U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR.........................  DROUGHTMONITOR.UNL.EDU
NOAA DROUGHT PAGE...WHICH INCLUDES DROUGHT MONITOR......  DROUGHT.GOV
CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER.....................  WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV

NWS ADVANCED HYDROLOGIC PREDICTION SERVICE...  WATER.WEATHER.GOV/AHPS
USGS HYDROLOGIC MONITORING.....................  WATERWATCH.USGS.GOV

NWS CALIFORNIA NEVADA RIVER FORECAST CENTER......  WWW.CNRFC.NOAA.GOV

NWS NORTHWEST RIVER FORECAST CENTER........... 
WWW.NWRFC.NOAA.GOV/WS/ 

NWS COLORADO BASIN RIVER FORECAST CENTER........  WWW.CBRFC.NOAA.GOV/

NEVADA NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE...
WWW.NV.NRCS.USDA.GOV/SNOW/

NWS CLIMATE PREDICTION CENTER LONG RANGE OUTLOOK MAPS...
WWW.CPC.NCEP.NOAA.GOV/PRODUCTS/FORECASTS/

NATURAL RESOURCES CONSERVATION SERVICE...
HTTP://WWW.NV.NRCS.USDA.GOV/SNOW/INDEX.HTML

CALIFORNIA DEPT. OF WATER RESOURCES............ CDEC.WATER.CA.GOV/
CALIFORNIA WATER CONDITIONS..... WWW.WATER.CA.GOV/WATERCONDITIONS/
ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA WATER AGENCIES...........  WWW.ACWA.COM

NEVADA DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES.................. WATER.NV.GOV/
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO................... WEATHER.GOV/RENO 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE ELKO..................  WEATHER.GOV/ELKO 
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE LAS VEGAS.........  WEATHER.GOV/LASVEGAS

TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY........................  TMWA.COM
SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY........................  SNWA.COM
LAS VEGAS VALLEY WATER DISTRICT........................ LVVWD.COM

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE.........  WWW.USDA.GOV/DROUGHT U.S. 
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FARM SERVICES AGENCY... WWW.FSA.USDA.GOV

U.S. FOREST SERVICE WILDFIRE ASSESSMENT SYSTEM FIRE DANGER CLASS...  
HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET/IMAGES/FIREDANGER/FD_CLASS.PNG 

NATIONAL SIGNIFICANT WILDLAND FIRE POTENTIAL OUTLOOK... 
HTTP://WWW.PREDICTIVESERVICES.NIFC.GOV/OUTLOOKS/MONTHLY_
SEASONAL_OUTLOOK.PDF 

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS...
THE DROUGHT MONITOR IS A SYNTHESIS OF MULTIPLE DROUGHT INDICES AND 
IMPACTS THAT REPRESENTS A CONSENSUS OF SCIENTISTS IN MANY 
FEDERAL...STATE AND LOCAL AGENCIES...AS WELL AS PRIVATE FIRMS.  THE 
DROUGHT MONITOR IS USED NATIONWIDE BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF 
AGRICULTURE TO DETERMINE DROUGHT SEVERITY...TO DECLARE DROUGHT AND 
IS THE MECHANISM USED TO PROVIDE AID TO THE AGRICULTURAL COMMUNITY.

INFORMATION FOR THIS STATEMENT HAS BEEN GATHERED FROM NWS AND U.S. 
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OBSERVATION SITES...US BLM...CALIFORNIA AND NEVADA 
DIVISIONS OF WATER RESOURCES AND STATE CLIMATOLOGISTS...NEVADA 
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE...PERSHING COUNTY WATER CONSERVATION 
DISTRICT...WALKER RIVER IRRIGATION DISTRICT...WALKER RIVER PAIUTE 
TRIBE...FEDERAL WATER MASTERS...TRUCKEE/CARSON IRRIGATION 
DISTRICT...AND NWS OFFICES IN RENO...ELKO AND LAS VEGAS.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS...
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT THIS DROUGHT INFORMATION
STATEMENT PLEASE CONTACT...

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
2350 RAGGIO PKWY
RENO NV 89512
PHONE...775-673-8100
WEATHER.GOV/RENO
REV.WEBMASTER@NOAA.GOV

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