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Some parts of Nevada are suffering from moderate to severe drought conditions. Recently, the USDA has designated 9 counties in Nevada as primary natural disaster areas. Those counties are: Churchill, Lander, Mineral, Pershing, Clark, Lyon, Nye, Washoe and Humboldt. University of Nevada Cooperative Extension has compiled this list of drought resources related to crops, livestock, landscape and garden, and community planning.

Crops

Agriculture producers will find useful information to help them manage their crops and land during drought conditions, such as irrigation strategies for drought conditions and alternative low-water-use and rotation crops.

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Lawn & Garden

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 selection and soil amendments, water-efficient landscaping, well management and lawn maintenance.

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Livestock

Ranchers and rangeland managers will find useful information to help them manage their land, animals and businesses during drought conditions, such as information on reducing herds, drought-tolerant rangeland and pasture vegetation, infrastructure strategies for coping with drought, availability of water for animals, how drought affects plants and how long herds can graze.

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Recreation

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

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Wildfire

As land and vegetation becomes dryer as drought conditions persist, the danger that wildfire poses to homes and inhabitants becomes greater. Find out steps to take now that will increase your homes' chances of surviving a wildfire.

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Community Planning

Find up-to-date information and links for the current water supply and water supply outlook, as well as information on how to conserve water during drought.

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Find drought experts

Find people with expertise related to drought from University of Nevada, Reno; and University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

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