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DROUGHT INFORMATION STATEMENT...RE-ISSUED FROM WFO ELKO
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RENO NV
430 PM PDT WED JUL 30 2014

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

...SEVERE TO EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT CONDITIONS IN MOST OF NEVADA AND
EASTERN CALIFORNIA...

1/ NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA DROUGHT DISASTER DESIGNATIONS...AS
OF APRIL 23 2014...ALL COUNTIES IN NEVADA AND ALL CALIFORNIA
COUNTIES ALONG THE NEVADA BORDER WERE DESIGNATED AS PRIMARY NATURAL
DROUGHT DISASTER AREAS BY THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
/USDA/.

ON JANUARY 17 2014 GOV. JERRY BROWN OF CALIFORNIA PROCLAIMED A
DROUGHT EMERGENCY FOR THE ENTIRE STATE OF CALIFORNIA. THIS ALLOWS
THE STATE TO SEEK FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE AND OTHER RELATED HELP FROM
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. THE PROCLAMATION ALSO ALLOWS THE STATE TO
REQUEST A BROAD EMERGENCY DECLARATION FROM PRESIDENT OBAMA. AN
EMERGENCY DECLARATION WOULD PROVIDE FOR ADDITIONAL ASSISTANCE FROM
THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

A SECOND EMERGENCY DROUGHT PROCLAMATION WAS MADE IN APRIL THAT WOULD
EASE SOME ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTIONS AND MAKE IT EASIER TO TRANSFER
WATER TO FARMERS. THE EXECUTIVE ORDER ALSO SHORTENS THE APPLICATION
PROCESS FOR FARMERS SEEKING IRRIGATION WATER AND HASTENS THE PROCESS
FOR CITIES WANTING TO UPGRADE OR EXPAND WATER SYSTEMS. ADDITIONALLY,
HOME OWNERS ASSOCIATIONS MAY NOT FINE RESIDENTS WHO CHOOSE NOT TO
WATER THEIR LAWNS. THE ORDER ALSO MAKES CALFIRE AND OTHER EMERGENCY
RESPONDERS EXEMPT FROM COMPETITIVE BIDDING RULES WHEN BUYING
EQUIPMENT TO FIGHT FIRES OR REDUCE FIRE RISK. FROM REUTERS, NY,
APRIL 25, 2014.

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 ITS DROUGHT RESPONSE PLAN.

AS OF JULY 29 2014...THE U.S. DROUGHT MONITOR CLASSIFIED MOST OF
NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA AS IN SEVERE DROUGHT /LEVEL 2 OF 4
LEVELS OF DROUGHT/ OR GREATER. THE AREA HARDEST HIT BY THE CURRENT
DROUGHT REMAINS CENTRAL...WESTERN AND SOUTHERN NEVADA AND CENTRAL
AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA WHERE DROUGHT SEVERITY RANGES FROM EXTREME
/LEVEL 3/ TO EXCEPTIONAL /LEVEL 4/.

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

CARSON CITY...CHURCHILL...CLARK...DOUGLAS...ELKO...ESMERALDA...
EUREKA...HUMBOLDT...LANDER...LYON...MINERAL...NYE...PERSHING...
STOREY AND WASHOE.

THE HARDEST HIT AREAS OF DROUGHT...WHERE IT IS CLASSIFIED AS
EXCEPTIONAL...ARE MUCH OF PERSHING AND CHURCHILL COUNTIES...A SMALL
PART OF WESTERN LANDER COUNTY...STOREY COUNTY...MUCH OF CARSON CITY
AND DOUGLAS COUNTY AND THE SOUTHERN THIRD OF WASHOE COUNTY.

THE AREAS LEAST AFFECTED BY DROUGHT IN NEVADA INCLUDED SOUTHEAST AND
SOUTH CENTRAL ELKO COUNTY ALONG WITH EASTERN AND CENTRAL WHITE PINE
COUNTY...WHICH WERE CLASSIFIED AS IN MODERATE DROUGHT /DROUGHT LEVEL
1/.

DROUGHT SEVERITY WAS CLASSIFIED AS EXTREME OR EXCEPTIONAL FOR ALL
CALIFORNIA COUNTIES BORDERING NEVADA FROM MODOC SOUTH TO WESTERN
INYO. THE AREA OF EXCEPTIONAL DROUGHT /DROUGHT LEVEL 4/INCLUDED MOST
OF LASSEN COUNTY...PLUMAS...SIERRA...NEVADA...PLACER...EL DORADO AND
ALPINE COUNTIES AND MONO COUNTY WEST OF HIGHWAY 395. SOUTHEAST INYO
AND MUCH OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY WAS CLASSIFIED AS HAVING SEVERE
DROUGHT.

3/ SYNOPSIS...
MUCH BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION HAS OCCURRED OVER MUCH OF EASTERN
CALIFORNIA AND WESTERN NEVADA SINCE JANUARY OF 2013. MUCH OF
CALIFORNIA HAS EXPERIENCED RECORD TO NEAR RECORD DRYNESS. SINCE JULY
2013...PRECIPITATION HAS BEEN BELOW NORMAL FOR ALL OF THE AREA
EXCEPT PORTIONS OF NORTH CENTRAL...NORTHEAST AND EASTERN NEVADA AND
A VERY SMALL PART OF WEST CENTRAL NEVADA. ABOVE AVERAGE
PRECIPITATION ACROSS NORTHERN AND CENTRAL NEVADA IN MAY OF 2014
BROUGHT THOSE AREAS TO NEAR NORMAL FOR THE PAST 12 MONTHS...BUT THEY
REMAIN BELOW AVERAGE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. A SMALL PART OF THE
LOWER HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN IN HUMBOLDT COUNTY HAS RECEIVED MORE THAN
110 PERCENT OF ITS AVERAGE 12 MONTH PRECIPITATION SINCE JULY 2013
ALONG WITH SMALL POCKETS IN ELKO...WHITE PINE...MINERAL AND LYON
COUNTIES IN NEVADA AND VERY SMALL AREA OF SOUTHERN INYO COUNTY IN
CALIFORNIA.

/SEE:HTTP://WWW.WRCC.DRI.EDU/WWDT/ARCHIVE.PHP?FOLDER=PON6PER/

THE DRIEST AREAS...THOSE THAT HAVE HAD LESS THAN 60 PERCENT OF
NORMAL PRECIPITATION SINCE JULY 2013...INCLUDE WESTERN
LASSEN...PLUMAS...SIERRA...EASTERN NEVADA ...EASTERN PLACER...
EASTERN ELDORADO COUNTIES AND MUCH OF ALPINE COUNTY...ALONG WITH
PARTS OF MONO AND INYO COUNTIES...AND MUCH OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY
IN CALIFORNIA...AS WELL AS SOUTHERN WASHOE...STOREY... DOUGLAS...
CARSON CITY AND WESTERN LYON COUNTIES IN NEVADA ALONG WITH A SMALL
PART OF SOUTHERN NYE COUNTY AND SOUTHWEST CLARK COUNTY IN NEVADA.

THE AREAS OF NEAR TO SLIGHTLY ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION DURING THIS
PERIOD OF TIME STRETCH IN AN ARC FROM WHITE PINE COUNTY IN EASTERN
NEVADA TO THE WEST-NORTHWEST THROUGH SOUTHERN AND WESTERN ELKO...
NORTHERN AND CENTRAL EUREKA AND LANDER COUNTIES INTO SOUTHERN
HUMBOLDT AND NORTHEAST PERSHING COUNTIES IN NEVADA. THERE WERE ALSO
SMALL POCKETS OF NEAR NORMAL PRECIPITATION IN CENTRAL LYON AND
CENTRAL MINERAL COUNTIES IN NEVADA AND INYO COUNTY IN CALIFORNIA.

4/ DROUGHT IMPACTS...
THIS PAST WINTER WAS THE THIRD STRAIGHT WINTER WITH BELOW NORMAL
PRECIPITATION FOR MUCH OF THE AREA. THE FOLLOWING IMPACTS...WHILE
NOT ALL INCLUSIVE...REPRESENT SOME OF THE MOST IMPACTFUL EFFECTS OF
THE CONTINUING DROUGHT ON THE REGION OVER THE THE LAST YEAR.

A/ RANCHING...
MANY RANCHERS IN NEVADA AND EASTERN CALIFORNIA HAVE STRUGGLED TO
PROVIDE CATTLE WITH WATER...FEED AND OTHER NUTRIENTS. SOME HAULED
AND CONTINUE TO HAUL WATER TO LIVESTOCK AS THEY ARE NOT AVAILABLE
FROM NATURAL SOURCES IN MANY AREAS. AS SURFACE WATER SOURCES
DISAPPEARED...SIGNIFICANT WATER SHORTAGES OCCURRED IN SOME AREAS.
SOME RANCHERS DECREASED AND CONTINUE TO DECREASE HERD SIZE DUE TO
THESE DROUGHT CONDITIONS. THERE IS INTENSE COMPETITION BETWEEN
WILDLIFE AND LIVESTOCK FOR WATER IN SOME AREAS. A FEW RANCHERS IN
THE HARDEST IMPACTED AREAS OF CENTRAL NEVADA HAVE DECIDED TO SELL
THEIR RANCHES DUE TO SEVERE ECONOMIC LOSSES.

A NEVADA STATE LEGISLATIVE BILL /SB 134/ TO ALLOW NEVADA LIVESTOCK
OWNERS IN DROUGHT STRICKEN AREAS EMERGENCY ACCESS TO WATER WAS
PASSED BY THE NEVADA SENATE AND SIGNED INTO LAW BY THE GOVERNOR IN
MAY 2013. IT CREATED AN EMERGENCY WATER PERMITTING PROCESS WHICH IS
AVAILABLE WHEN STATE OR FEDERAL OFFICIALS DECLARE A DROUGHT
EMERGENCY. RANCHERS SHOULD CONTACT THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF WATER
RESOURCES FOR MORE INFORMATION AT HTTP://WATER.NV.GOV/ OR BY PHONE
AT 775-684-2800.

IN MAY THE BLM OFFICE IN BATTLE MOUNTAIN REQUESTED NINE RANCHERS WHO
HAVE GRAZING RIGHTS ON THE ARGENTA ALLOTMENT TO REST SENSITIVE AREAS
DURING THE COMING SUMMER TO ALLOW THE RANGE TO RECOVER FROM THREE
YEARS OF EXTREME DROUGHT. THE ALLOTMENT COVERS 365,000 ACRES SOUTH
OF BATTLE MOUNTAIN. THE RANGE HAD SUFFERED DAMAGE AND NEEDED TIME TO
RECOVER TO REMAIN A PRODUCTIVE RANGELAND FOR LIVESTOCK. THE AFFECTED
RANCHERS ARE SEARCHING FOR PASTURE FOR THEIR LIVESTOCK AND FEEL THE
BLM HAS NOT DEALT FAIRLY WITH THEM. THE RANCHER HOLDING THE MOST
GRAZING RIGHTS BEGAN SELLING CATTLE TO ACCOMMODATE THE REDUCTION IN
ANIMAL UNIT MONTHS. FROM ELKO, NV DAILY FREE PRESS, MAY 6, 2014.

AS OF MAY 29, 2014 THE BLM HAD AGREED TO ALLOW THE ABOVE RANCHERS
CONTINUED GRAZING RIGHTS IN THE DISPUTED AREAS AS LONG AS LINGERING
DROUGHT CONDITIONS DO NOT WORSEN. FROM LAS VEGAS, NV SUN. MAY 29,
2014.

THE AGRICULTURAL ACT OF 2014 NOW ALLOWS LIVESTOCK PRODUCERS WHO HAVE
SUFFERED LOSSES AS FAR BACK AS OCTOBER OF 2011 TO APPLY FOR
ASSISTANCE. THE LIVESTOCK FORAGE PROGRAM CAN HELP THOSE WHOSE
GRAZING LAND SUFFERED FROM DROUGHT IN 2012. 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 MAY BE PAID FOR
PAST DISASTERS. APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY JAN 1, 2015. FROM
LINCOLN, NE, JOURNAL STAR, APRIL 17, 2014.

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

B/ AGRICULTURE...
FARMERS DID NOT RECEIVE A FULL ALLOCATION OF WATER IN THE SUMMER OF
2013 AND MOST HAVE RECEIVED EVEN LESS OF THEIR ALLOCATIONS THIS
SUMMER.

HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN...
THE NEVADA DIVISION OF WATER RESOURCES IN ELKO NEVADA REPORTED THAT
MOST IRRIGATORS ALONG THE HUMBOLDT RIVER ABOVE RYE PATCH RESERVOIR
WERE NOT SERVED ANY WATER DURING THE 2012 OR 2013 IRRIGATION
SEASONS. ABOVE RYE PATCH...THE HIGHEST WATER RIGHT PRIORITY THAT WAS
SERVED THIS YEAR WAS 1872...BUT EVEN SOME OF THESE HIGH PRIORITY
RIGHTS WERE NOT SERVED DUE TO VERY LOW FLOWS ON THE HUMBOLDT RIVER.

IRRIGATORS ON THE HUMBOLDT RIVER BELOW RYE PATCH DAM IN PERSHING
COUNTY RECEIVED ONLY 8 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL ALLOTMENT LAST
SEASON. AS OF EARLY JULY 2014 NO DELIVERIES HAD BEEN SET FOR THIS
IRRIGATION SEASON ON THE LOWER HUMBOLDT BELOW RYE PATCH RESERVOIR.
THE PERSHING COUNTY WATER CONSERVATION DISTRICT BOARD WAS TO REVISIT
THIS DECISION AT THEIR MONTHLY MEETINGS. 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.

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
2014 IRRIGATION SEASON WERE ANNOUNCED ON MARCH 14 2014. 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 9.5 PERCENT ON THE EAST
WALKER RIVER AND 1.33 PERCENT ON THE WEST WALKER RIVER. THE WALKER
RIVER IRRIGATION DISTRICT WAS ENCOURAGING WATER RIGHTS HOLDERS TO
TAKE THEIR WATER AS SOON AS POSSIBLE RATHER THAN WAIT LATER IN THE
SEASON. SOME FARMERS EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT SUCH LOW ALLOCATIONS MAY
NOT JUSTIFY DIVERTING THE WATER AS THEIR ALLOCATIONS MAY EVAPORATE
BEFORE REACHING THEM. RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL, NV. MARCH 15, 2014.

THERE WAS SOME CONCERN AS WELL THAT THE STORAGE ALLOCATIONS COULD
EVAPORATE IN THE RESERVOIRS BEFORE BEING SERVED. IN A CONVERSATION
WITH THE WALKER RIVER WATERMASTER IN YERINGTON IT WAS NOTED THAT
SURFACE WATER ALLOCATIONS WILL BE DETERMINED ON A DAILY BASIS THIS
IRRIGATION SEASON. ADDITIONAL COMMUNICATION WITH THE WALKER RIVER
WATERMASTER IN EARLY JUNE INDICATED THERE HAD BEEN NO DELIVERIES
FROM THE EAST WALKER RIVER AND THE WEST WALKER DELIVERED ONLY 5 DAYS
WORTH OF DECREED WATER TO 1865 WATER RIGHTS HOLDERS. THE WATERMASTER
ALSO INDICATED THAT WELLS WERE BEING REDRILLED IN THE BASIN AND
PUMPING OPERATIONS WERE VERY HIGH IN JUNE.

CARSON RIVER BASIN...
BELOW LAHONTAN RESERVOIR...TRUCKEE CARSON IRRIGATION DISTRICT /TCID/
PROVIDED IRRIGATORS WITH ABOUT 75 PERCENT OF THEIR NORMAL ALLOTMENT
DURING THE 2013 IRRIGATION SEASON. DELIVERIES TO MOST OF THE TCID
AREA ENDED ON SEPTEMBER 10.

ON MAY 9 2014 THE TRUCKEE-CARSON IRRIGATION DISTRICT ANNOUNCED A
PLAN TO CUT ALLOTMENTS FOR THE IRRIGATION SEASON TO 45 PERCENT OF
NORMAL. THIS PLAN STILL NEEDED APPROVAL OF THEIR BOARD MEMBERS...BUT
THE ANNOUNCEMENT WAS MADE EARLY TO ALLOW FARMERS IN AND AROUND THE
FALLON AREA THAT DEPEND ON WATER FROM TCID TO MAKE PLANS TO CUT
THEIR WATER USAGE. FROM KTVN AND KRNV, RENO, NV. MAY 9, 2014.

IN A CONVERSATION WITH THE DEPUTY MANAGER FOR TCID IT WAS REPORTED
THAT RELEASES FROM LAHONTAN RESERVOIR WOULD END ON OR ABOUT THE END
OF JULY. THIS IS LARGELY DUE TO DECREASED FLOWS IN THE TRUCKEE RIVER
THAT COULD NOT BE DIVERTED INTO LAHONTAN. SMALL RELEASES ARE PLANNED
FROM LATE AUGUST INTO EARLY OCTOBER FOR WILDLIFE PURPOSES...BUT NO
FURTHER AGRICULTURAL RELEASES ARE PLANNED.

TRUCKEE RIVER BASIN...
AS OF JULY 30 2014 RELEASES FROM BOCA RESERVOIR WERE CUT
DRASTICALLY. THIS WILL REDUCE FLOWS ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER BY ABOUT
HALF. FLOWS REMAIN AT NEAR MINIMUMS FROM LAKE TAHOE...WHICH STOOD AT
ABOUT 0.8 FEET ABOVE ITS NATURAL RIM. THE REDUCTION IN FLOWS WILL MEAN
THAT FLORISTON RATES WILL NOT BE MET FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER
AND POSSIBLY INTO EARLY FALL. FLOWS THROUGH RENO ARE EXPECTED TO
DROP BELOW 300 CFS. THIS WILL RESULT IN LITTLE IF ANY WATER REACHING
AREA IRRIGATION DITCHES AND REDUCED FLOWS NEAR DERBY DAM...NOT
ALLOWING TCID TO WITHDRAW WATER FROM THE TRUCKEE FOR USE IN THE
LOWER CARSON.

TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY...WHICH ALSO DRAWS WATER FROM THE
TRUCKEE...WILL NEED TO BE USING SOME OF ITS DROUGHT RESERVES STORED
IN DONNER LAKE AND INDEPENDENCE LAKE.

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

SUSAN RIVER BASIN...
IN EARLY MAY IN A DISCUSSION WITH THE HONEY LAKE BASIN WATERMASTER
IT WAS LEARNED THAT SURFACE WATER DELIVERIES FROM THE SUSAN RIVER
HAD ENDED AS RESERVOIRS WERE EMPTY AT THAT TIME. THE ONLY AVAILABLE
WATER TO RANCHERS WAS GROUND WATER. IN EARLY JUNE THE USDA RECEIVED
FEEDBACK FROM THE CATTLEMENS ASSOCIATION IN LASSEN COUNTY THAT
CONDITIONS WERE THE SAME IF NOT WORSE THAN 2012 WITH CREEKS AND
STREAMS DRYING UP AND NO RUN OFF FROM SNOWMELT.

FARMERS AND RANCHERS ACROSS CALIFORNIA WERE OFFERED 20 MILLION
DOLLARS IN AID BY THE USDA FOR WATER CONSERVATION PROJECTS. THESE
INCLUDED SUCH PROJECTS AS UPDATING IRRIGATION METHODS...PREVENTING
EROSION FROM UNPLANTED FIELDS AND FIGURING OUT BETTER METHODS TO
WATER LIVESTOCK. FARMERS WHO RECEIVE LESS THAN 15 PERCENT OF THEIR
WATER ALLOCATIONS WILL BE GIVEN PRIORITY. FROM SACRAMENTO BEE, FEB
15, 2014.

C/ FIRE DANGER...
PRECIPITATION IN MAY AND THE MIDDLE OF JULY HELPED TO REDUCE FIRE
DANGER IN NORTHERN NEVADA AND NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA...BUT FIRE DANGER
IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE TO ABOVE NORMAL THROUGH THE LATE SUMMER
MONTHS. AS OF JULY 29 2014 FIRE DANGER WAS RATED AS HIGH OVER MOST
OF NORTHERN AND WESTERN NEVADA AND THE TAHOE BASIN IN EASTERN
CALIFORNIA. FIRE DANGER WAS RATED AS LOW TO MODERATE OVER THE
REMAINDER OF NEVADA...EXCEPT FOR A SMALL PORTION OF CLARK AND
LINCOLN COUNTIES..AND ALONG THE CALIFORNIA/NEVADA BORDER FROM MONO
COUNTY SOUTH TO THE COLORADO RIVER AREA OF SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY.

FIRE DANGER CLASSIFICATION IS UPDATED DAILY.
SEE HTTP://WWW.WFAS.NET/IMAGES/FIREDANGER/FD_CLASS.PNG FOR CURRENT
CONDITIONS.

AS OF JULY 1 2014...THE NIFC FIRE POTENTIAL FORECAST FOR THE REGION
WAS ABOVE NORMAL FOR AUGUST OVER MUCH OF EASTERN CALIFORNIA ALONG
WITH WESTERN AND NORTHERN NEVADA. FOR SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER THE
FORECAST WAS NEAR NORMAL WITH RESPECT TO SIGNIFICANT WILDLAND FIRE
POTENTIAL FOR MUCH OF NEVADA...RETURNING TO NEAR NORMAL FOR
NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA AND ABOVE NORMAL FOR EASTERN CALIFORNIA SOUTH
OF THE LAKE TAHOE AREA.

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

EARLIER...THE CENTRAL LYON COUNTY FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
ENCOURAGED RESIDENTS IN LYON COUNTY NV TO ESTABLISH AND MAINTAIN
DEFENSIBLE SPACE AROUND THEIR PROPERTIES AND PRACTICE SAFETY IN THE
WILDERNESS AND WITH CAMP FIRES DURING THE DRY CONDITIONS. FROM RENO
GAZETTE-JOURNAL, NV, MARCH 12, 2014.

THE CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY BEGAN HIRING SEASONAL
FIREFIGHTERS EARLIER THAN EVER BEFORE FOR THIS SEASON. THIS WAS A
RESULT OF AN ALREADY ACTIVE FIRE SEASON IN PARTS OF SOUTHERN AND
CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. FROM SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, CA, APRIL 1, 2014.

THROUGH EARLY MAY THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAD SPENT $130 MILLION OF
ITS EMERGENCY FUND ON FIREFIGHTING EXPENSES SINCE JULY 2013. CALFIRE
ANTICIPATES NEEDING ANOTHER $82 MILLION BY THE END OF JUNE. OVER 1200
WILDFIRES HAVE BURNED IN THE STATE SINCE THE START OF THE YEAR. FROM
LOS ANGELES, CA, TIMES, MAY 5, 2014.

THE BLM ENACTED FIRE RESTRICTIONS TO PROTECT PUBLIC AND NATURAL
RESOURCES IN THE COLORADO RIVER DISTRICT THAT INCLUDES PARTS OF SAN
BERNARDINO COUNTY. IT IS NOW FORBIDDEN TO BUILD...MAINTAIN...ATTEND
OR USE A FIRE...CAMPFIRE...CHARCOAL...COAL OR WOOD STOVE EXCEPT IN
DEVELOPED RECREATIONAL SITES OR IMPROVED SITES WHERE AGENCY BUILT
FIRE RINGS OR GRILLS ARE PROVIDED. FROM YUMA, AZ, DAILY SUN, APRIL
22, 2014.

IN CONVERSATIONS WITH FUELS SPECIALISTS AND FIRE MANAGERS IN THE
TAHOE BASIN AND BRIDGEPORT RANGER DISTRICT OF THE HUMBOLDT-TOIYABE
FOREST IT WAS NOTED THAT HEAVY TIMBER FUELS AS OF LATE JULY WERE
MORE CHARACTERISTIC OF FUEL STATES IN SEPTEMBER...A RESULT OF THE
VERY DRY CONDITIONS OF THE PREVIOUS MONTHS. EVEN WITH SOME
CONVECTIVE RAINS...THE BRIDGEPORT DISTRICT IS SEEING FIRE BEHAVIOR
MORE COMMON TO CONDITIONS IN EARLY FALL WHEN TIMBER IS TYPICALLY
DRIER.

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

NEVADA DIVISION OF FISH AND WILDLIFE REPORTED HIGH IMPACTS TO FISH
IN LAHONTAN...RYE PATCH...AND OTHER RESERVOIRS THAT ARE SEVERELY
DRAWN DOWN. THE CARSON...WALKER...HUMBOLDT AND SEVERAL OTHER RIVERS
AND STREAMS THROUGHOUT THE REGION HAVE ALSO BEEN IMPACTED.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS PROMPTED THE NEVADA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND
WILDLIFE TO BEGIN STOCKING RIVERS...STREAMS AND LAKES IN WESTERN
NEVADA EARLIER THAN IT HAS IN THE LAST 20 YEARS BEFORE THESE WATER
BODIES BECOME TOO DEPLETED. THE STOCKING OF RAINBOW TROUT BEGAN ON
THE TRUCKEE RIVER AS EARLY AS FEBRUARY 20...FOUR WEEKS EARLY.
TOPAZ...SPOONER AND MARLETTE LAKES...URBAN PONDS AROUND
RENO...CARSON CITY AND GARDNERVILLE AND IN PARTS OF NORTHERN WASHOE
COUNTY...WALL CANYON AND BOULDER RESERVOIRS RECEIVED FISH EARLY THIS
YEAR AS WELL. WARM WATER FISH LIKE CATFISH...BASS AND WALLEYE WERE
NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE AT RYE PATCH AND LAHONTAN RESERVOIRS WHERE
WATER LEVELS REMAINED LOW THROUGH THE WINTER. FROM RENO
GAZETTE-JOURNAL, NV, FEB 12, 2014.

WILDLIFE OFFICIAL HAVE ALSO EXPRESSED CONCERN THAT PERIODS OF HIGH
TEMPERATURES COMBINED WITH LOW WATER LEVELS LEAD TO A LESSENING OF
DISSOLVED OXYGEN IN LAKES AND RESERVOIRS AND LEAD TO DIE OFFS. DIE
OFFS ARE EXPECTED IN WILDHORSE AND WILLOW CREEK RESERVOIRS IN ELKO
COUNTY...AND FOR THE SECOND YEAR IN A ROW THE STATE HAS LIFTED
LIMITS IN THOSE TWO RESERVOIRS TO ALLOW MORE FISH TO BE REMOVED
BEFORE CONDITIONS BECOME UNSURVIVABLE. FROM RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL,NV
JUN 24, 2014.

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.DFG.CA.GOV/

E/ VEGETATION AND WILDLIFE...
IN FORESTED AREAS...DROUGHT HAS CAUSED TREES TO BECOME SUSCEPTIBLE
TO INSECT INFESTATIONS WHICH COULD INCREASE MORTALITY AND FIRE
DANGER. LESS VEGETATION AND WATER MAY STRESS WILDLIFE CAUSING
DEHYDRATION...HUNGER...ILLNESS AND DEATH.

THE RENO URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION REPORTED TREES UNDER DURESS FROM
THE UNUSUALLY DRY CONDITIONS IN EARLY MARCH. THE COMMISSION IS URGING
RESIDENTS TO WATER MATURE TREES TO HELP THEM SURVIVE THE DROUGHT.
THE COMMISSION NOTED AN INCREASE IN TREE DEATHS DURING THE LAST TWO
YEARS DUE TO DRY CONDITIONS AND INADEQUATE WATER. FROM KRXI CHANNEL
11, RENO, NV., MARCH 10, 2014.

DROUGHT CONDITIONS HAVE STARTED TO AFFECT MULE DEER HERDS IN NEVADA
AS SUMMER FORAGE HAS BECOME SCARCE. THIS CAUSES CONCERNS THAT AN
ESPECIALLY HARD WINTER COULD LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT DIE OFFS OF WEAKENED
FAWNS AND ADULTS THAT DO NOT RECEIVE ENOUGH FORAGE THIS SUMMER AND
FALL. MEANWHILE THE BLM CONTINUES TO CLOSELY MONITOR WILD HORSE
HERDS WANDERING NEVADA. WHILE LATE SPRING FORAGE WAS GOOD...THERE
IS CONCERN THAT AS THE SUMMER PROGRESSES FORAGE WILL BECOME LESS
AVAILABLE. THIS COULD LEAD TO DETERIORATING BODY CONDITION FOR SOME
OF THE HORSES. FROM RENO GAZETTE-JOURNAL, NV, JUN 24, 2014.

IN THE LAKE TAHOE AREA WILDLIFE OFFICIALS HAD CAPTURED 7 BEARS OVER
A TEN DAY SPAN ENDING JULY 11, 2014 AS BEARS HAD BEEN FORCED TO
EXPAND THEIR SEARCH FOR FOOD INTO MORE URBANIZED AREAS DUE TO
DROUGHT CONDITIONS. OFFICIALS REPORTED A TOTAL OF 17 BEARS HANDLED
FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AS OF JULY 17 2014...MORE THAN THE TYPICAL
NUMBER. WHILE A SMALL NUMBER HAD TO BE EUTHANIZED...MANY WERE TAGGED
AND RELEASED BACK INTO THE WILD.  FROM SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE, CA,
JUL 17, 2014, ELKO DAILY FREE PRESS, NV, JUL12, 2014 AND ASSOCIATED
PRESS REPORTS.

F/ GROUND WATER...
HIGH EMPHASIS WAS PLACED ON GROUND WATER SUPPLIES IN SOME AREAS AS
SURFACE WATER DWINDLED LAST SUMMER...CAUSING INCREASED GROUND
WATER PUMPING. WATER TABLES DECLINED IN SOME AREAS...AND SOME WELLS
WERE IMPACTED AND WILL NEED TO BE DEEPENED. THIS IS LIKELY TO BE THE
CASE AGAIN THIS SUMMER.

THE CARSON WATER SUBCONSERVANCY DISTRICT HAS REPORTED THAT MANY
FARMS IN THE WATERSHED ARE PLANNING ON PUMPING MORE GROUND WATER
THIS SEASON. THIS MAY AFFECT THE GROUND WATER LEVELS BY THE END OF
IRRIGATION SEASON.

G/ URBAN AREA DROUGHT IMPACTS...
RENO/SPARKS...
THE TRUCKEE MEADOWS WATER AUTHORITY /TMWA/ SERVING THE RENO AND
SPARKS NV AREA...ANTICIPATES SUFFICIENT SUPPLIES FOR THIS SUMMER
SEASON INCLUDING THEIR DROUGHT RESERVES....BUT LOWERED FLOWS ON THE
TRUCKEE THROUGH THE REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER LATER THIS SUMMER MAY
WILL LIKELY FORCE TMWA TO TAP INTO ITS RESERVE SUPPLIES. AS OF THIS
WRITING TMWA IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO REDUCE THEIR WATER USAGE BY 10
PERCENT...BUT NO MANDATORY CONSERVATION MEASURES ARE IN PLACE. TMWA
HAS ALSO ASKED THAT RESIDENTS REFRAIN FROM LANDSCAPE WATERING
BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 11 AM AND 7  PM.  TMWA HAS A PLAN FOR A NINE
YEAR DROUGHT IN PLACE AND HAS THE ABILITY TO DRAW ON WELLS IN THEIR
SERVICE AREA AS WELL AS STORED WATER UPSTREAM. TMWA WILL CONTINUE TO
ENFORCE THEIR 3-DAY PER WEEK OUTDOOR WATERING SCHEDULE AS IN PAST
YEARS.  SEE WWW.TMWA.COM/CONSERVATION FOR DETAILS.

LAS VEGAS...
BOTH THE SOUTHERN NEVADA WATER AUTHORITY /SNWA/ AND THE LAS VEGAS
VALLEY WATER DISTRICT /LVVWD/ HAVE SUMMER WATERING RESTRICTIONS IN
PLACE THROUGH AUGUST 31ST. THESE ARE TIME OF DAY RESTRICTIONS.
DAILY LANDSCAPE WATERING IS ALLOWED...BUT ONLY BETWEEN THE HOURS OF
7 PM AND 11 AM. NO LANDSCAPE WATERING IS ALLOWED BETWEEN 11 AM AND 7
PM.  SEE WWW.SNWA.COM OR WWW.LVVWD.COM FOR DETAILS.

SNWA APPROVED A PROJECT TO EXTEND THE LIFE OF AN OLD SHALLOW INTAKE
PIPE AND PUMPING STATION THAT THE LAS VEGAS COMMUNITY NOW USES TO
DRAW ABOUT 90 PERCENT OF ITS DRINKING WATER SUPPLY FROM LAKE MEAD.
OFFICIALS DECLARED THE PROJECT TO BE AN EMERGENCY IN SEPTEMBER
BECAUSE THE U.S. BUREAU OF RECLAMATION ANNOUNCED IN AUGUST THAT THE
INFLOW TO LAKE MEAD IN 2014 WILL BE THE SMALLEST ANNUAL WATER
DELIVERY IN THE LAKE`S HISTORY. FROM LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL NV.
SEPT. 26, 2013.

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 BY 2015. ONCE THE LAKE DROPS TO A LEVEL OF 1075 FEET
SNWA CAN DECLARE A WATER SHORTAGE.

TO ALLEVIATE THE PROBLEM OF A LOWER LAKE LEVEL...SNWA IS
CONSTRUCTING A THIRD INTAKE PIPE THAT SITS DEEPER IN LAKE MEAD. IF
THIS INTAKE IS NOT COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE FIRST INTAKE BECOMING
OBSOLETE...OFFICIALS SAY SOUTHERN NEVADA COULD FACE SIGNIFICANT
PROBLEMS. POWER GENERATION COULD ALSO BE AFFECTED BY THE LOWERING
LAKE LEVEL. FROM KLAS, LAS VEGAS, NV, JAN 26, 2014.

H/ TOURISM AND RECREATION IMPACTS...
LOWER WATER LEVELS ON LAKE TAHOE PROMPTED ONE TOUR BOAT OPERATOR TO
SUSPEND THE OPERATIONS OF ONE OF ITS TWO BOATS DUE TO SHALLOW WATER
IN ITS DOCKING AREA EARLIER THIS YEAR. THE COMPANY`S OTHER BOAT DOCKS
AT A DEEPER PORTION OF THE LAKE...BUT IT HAS HAD TO END TOURS OF
EMERALD BAY DUE TO SHALLOW WATERS AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE BAY. WHILE
THE DRY WEATHER AND LOWER LAKE LEVELS MAY BE LIMITING THE EXTENT OF
TOURS...THE TOUR BOAT OPERATOR REPORTS HIGH CAPACITY EACH DAY DUE TO
THE MILD CONDITIONS...AND RUNNING ONLY ONE OF TWO BOATS HAS REDUCED
LABOR COSTS. A SEPARATE TOUR COMPANY THAT USES A SMALLER BOAT CAN
STILL ENTER EMERALD BAY. FROM KTVN NEWS 2 RENO, NV. JAN. JAN 14,
2014.

LOW FLOWS ON THE TRUCKEE RIVER HAVE PROMPTED THE TRUCKEE RIVER
RAFTING COMPANY AND IRIE RAFTING COMPANY TO ANNOUNCE THEY WILL NOT
BE ALLOWING RAFTING IN AUGUST...NORMALLY ONE OF THEIR MOST
PROFITABLE MONTHS. THE SAN HARBOR BOAT RAMP ON LAKE TAHOE`S
NORTHEAST SHORE ALSO HAS CLOSED FOR THE SUMMER. THIS RAMP NORMALLY
REMAINS OPEN ALL YEAR. FROM KTVN NEWS 2 RENO, NV, JUL 27, 2014.

5/ HYDROLOGIC CONDITIONS AS OF JULY 30 2014...

STREAMFLOW IS EXPECTED TO REMAIN WELL BELOW AVERAGE FOR THE
REMAINDER OF THE SUMMER AND INTO EARLY FALL.

A/ SUSAN RIVER...
ON JULY 30...FLOWS ON THE SUSAN RIVER AT SUSANVILLE WERE ABOUT 8.5
CUBIC FEET PER SECOND /CFS/...OR 15 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE FLOW OF
55 CFS FOR THIS DATE.

B/ PIT RIVER...
ON JULY 30...FLOWS NEAR CANBY CALIFORNIA...WERE ABOUT 0.9 CFS...OR
ABOUT 0.03 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE FLOW OF 34 CFS FOR THIS DATE.

C/ UPPER FEATHER RIVER...
ON JULY 30...FLOWS ON THE MIDDLE FORK FEATHER RIVER NEAR PORTOLA
WERE ABOUT 7.2 CFS OR 25 PERCENT OF THE 29 CFS AVERAGE FLOW FOR THIS
DATE.

D/ LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE RIVER BASINS...
JULY 30 STORAGE ON LAKE TAHOE AND TRUCKEE BASIN RESERVOIRS WAS AS
FOLLOWS... /NOTE...AF IS ABBREVIATION FOR ACRE FEET/.

LAKE TAHOE.....105600 AF...14 PCT OF CAPACITY..23 PCT OF JULY 31 AVG.
PROSSER RSVR.... 7984 AF...28 PCT OF CAPACITY..38 PCT OF JULY 31 AVG.
STAMPEDE RSVR.. 60664 AF...27 PCT OF CAPACITY..40 PCT OF JULY 31 AVG.
BOCA RSVR....... 6960 AF...17 PCT OF CAPACITY..23 PCT OF JULY 13 AVG.

JULY 30 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...179 CFS... 59 PCT OF  303 CFS AVERAGE
TRUCKEE......169 CFS... 55 PCT OF  305 CFS AVERAGE
FARAD........222 CFS... 40 PCT OF  553 CFS AVERAGE
RENO.........200 CFS... 64 PCT OF  314 CFS AVERAGE
VISTA........180 CFS... 45 PCT OF  398 CFS AVERAGE
WADSWORTH....122 CFS... 49 PCT OF  251 CFS AVERAGE
NIXON........146 CFS... 71 PCT OF  205 CFS AVERAGE

STEAMBOAT CREEK...
JULY 30 FLOWS ON STEAMBOAT CREEK WERE AS FOLLOWS...

AT STEAMBOAT..........    0 CFS... 0 PCT OF  12 CFS AVERAGE
AT RENO /SHORT LANE/..  3.2 CFS...36 PCT OF 8.9 CFS AVERAGE

E/ CARSON RIVER BASIN ABOVE LAHONTAN RESERVOIR...
JULY 30 FLOWS AND PERCENT OF AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE ON THE
CARSON RIVER ABOVE LAHONTAN RESERVOIR WERE AS FOLLOWS...

EAST FK CARSON NR MARKLEEVILLE........ 56 CFS.. 27 PCT OF  209 CFS AVG
EAST FK CARSON R NR GARDNERVILLE...... 54 CFS.. 24 PCT OF  225 CFS AVG
WEST FK CARSON R AT WOODFORDS......... 25 CFS.. 39 PCT OF   64 CFS AVG
CARSON RVR NR CARSON CITY.............  5 CFS..  5 PCT OF  104 CFS AVG
CARSON RVR NR FT CHURCHILL............0.6 CFS..  1 PCT OF   84 CFS AVG

CARSON RIVER BELOW LAHONTAN RESERVOIR...
JULY 30 STORAGE ON LAHONTAN RESERVOIR WAS 15049 AF...5 PERCENT
OF CAPACITY...OR 8 PERCENT OF THE JULY 31 AVERAGE. RELEASE FROM
LAHONTAN ON JULY 31 WAS 3.6 CFS...0.004 PCT OF THE 831 CFS AVERAGE.

F/ WALKER RIVER BASIN...
AS OF JULY 30...STORAGE ON BRIDGEPORT RESERVOIR WAS 3770 ACRE
FEET...9 PERCENT OF CAPACITY...AND 14 PCT OF THE JULY 31 AVERAGE.
STORAGE ON TOPAZ WAS 3900 AF...7 PCT OF CAPACITY...8 PCT OF THE
JULY 31 AVERAGE.

JULY 30 FLOWS AND PERCENT OF AVERAGE FOR THIS DATE ON THE WALKER
RIVER WERE AS FOLLOWS...

E WALKER RVR BLW BRIDGEPORT RSVR.  67 CFS.. 25 PCT OF 265 CFS AVG
W WALKER RVR ABV TOPAZ RSVR......  57 CFS.. 20 PCT OF 280 CFS AVG
W WALKER RVR BLW TOPAZ RSVR......  41 CFS.. 11 PCT OF 367 CFS AVG
WALKER RIVER NEAR MASON..........  38 CFS..  9 PCT OF 442 CFS AVG
WALKER RVR NR WABUSKA............  11 CFS..  7 PCT OF 148 CFS AVG
WALKER RVR BLW WEBER DAM NR SCHURZ  0 CFS... 0 PCT OF 124 CFS AVG

G/ HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN...
IN EARLY JULY...STORAGE ON RYE PATCH RESERVOIR WAS 9520 ACRE
FEET...5 PERCENT OF CAPACITY...OR 8 PCT OF THE JULY 31 AVERAGE.

JULY 30 FLOWS AT VARIOUS POINTS ON THE HUMBOLDT RIVER BASIN WERE
AS FOLLOWS...

MARYS RVR NR DEETH..........  1 CFS...... 12 PCT OF THE   9 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT RVR NR CARLIN...... 30 CFS...... 26 PCT OF THE 114 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT RVR AT PALISADE.... 50 CFS...... 40 PCT OF THE 124 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT RVR AT BATTLE MTN . 13 CFS...... 11 PCT OF THE 123 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT RVR AT COMUS.......0.2 CFS......  0 PCT OF THE 169 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT RVR AT IMLAY.......  0 CFS......  0 PCT OF THE 229 CFS AVG
HUMBOLDT BLW RYE PATCH DAM..1.6 CFS......0.01PCT OF THE 291 CFS AVG

H/ JARBIDGE RIVER...
ON JULY 30...FLOWS ON THE JARBIDGE RIVER AT JARBIDGE NEVADA WERE 7
CFS...OR 74 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE FLOW OF 9.4 CFS FOR THIS DATE.

I/ OWYHEE RIVER...
ON JULY 30...STORAGE ON WILDHORSE RESERVOIR WAS 12010 AF...17
PERCENT OF CAPACITY AND 29 PERCENT OF THE JULY 31 AVERAGE.

J/ SOUTHERN NEVADA...
JULY 29 STORAGE ON LAKE MEAD WAS 10076 THOUSAND AF...39 PERCENT OF
CAPACITY...AND 47 PERCENT OF THE JULY 31 AVERAGE.

ON JULY 30 THE FLOW ON THE COLORADO RIVER NEAR GRAND CANYON ARIZONA
ABOVE LAKE MEAD WAS APPROXIMATELY 15700 CFS...104 PCT OF THE AVERAGE
OF 15100 CFS FOR THIS DATE. THE FLOW ON THE VIRGIN RIVER ABOVE LAKE
MEAD NEAR NOT AVAILABLE.  THE MUDDY RIVER NEAR GLENDALE NEVADA WAS
AT 31 CFS...97 PERCENT OF THE AVERAGE OF 32 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 AUGUST THROUGH OCTOBER IS FOR ABOVE
TO MUCH ABOVE NORMAL TEMPERATURES FOR ALL OF NEVADA AND EASTERN
CALIFORNIA. THE OUTLOOK ALSO CALLS FOR EQUAL CHANCES OF ABOVE...NEAR
AND BELOW NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR NORTHEAST CALIFORNIA...NORTHERN
AND WESTERN NEVADA...AND ABOVE NORMAL PRECIPITATION FOR SOUTHEAST
CALIFORNIA...SOUTHERN AND EASTERN NEVADA AS THE SEASONAL MONSOON
STRETCHES INTO AUGUST AND POSSIBLY EARLY SEPTEMBER.

NEXT ISSUANCE DATE...
THIS DROUGHT STATEMENT WILL BE UPDATED IN LATE AUGUST.

&&

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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