Drought Classes for Agricultural Producers

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NEVADA HAS FREQUENT DROUGHTS

Nevada droughts in the last 90 years:

  • 1928-37: Nine year drought.
  • 1953-55: Drought ended by 1955 Floods.
  • 1959-62: 3-4 years depending on location.
  • 1976-77: Severe drought in Sierra Nevada.
  • 1987-92: Six year drought.
  • 2011-present: See drought map.
Nevada Drought Map

LEARN TO SURVIVE NEVADA DROUGHTS

Local drought experts present tips for agricultural producers.

APRIL 13: Water Rights Flexibility and Drought Planning

Gardnerville Extension Office

Our featured speaker will be Mike Buschelman, Water Rights Surveyor. Mike will discuss practical applications and compliance with water law from a working perspective.  He will explain provisions within Nevada water law that allow some flexibility during times of drought.  We will also have a discussion of  weather trends and  long term drought planning for agricultural producers in Nevada. The classes will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the  registration fee is $5.  

APRIL 15Water Rights and Drought Planning

Lovelock Extension Office

Our featured speaker will be Mike Buschelman, Water Rights Surveyor. Mike will answer your questions and explain the specifics of Surface and Ground Water rights and junior vs. senior water rights.  We will also have a discussion of  weather trends and  long term drought planning for agricultural producers in Nevada. The class will be from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the  registration fee is $5.

APRIL 29: Water Rights Flexibility and Drought Planning

Fallon Extension Office 

Our featured speaker will be Mike Buschelman, Water Rights Surveyor. Mike will discuss practical applications and compliance with water law from a working perspective.  He will explain provisions within Nevada water law that allow some flexibility during times of drought.  We will also have a discussion of  weather trends and  long term drought planning for agricultural producers in Nevada. The classes will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the  registration fee is $5. 

MAY 13: Water Rights Flexibility and Drought Planning

Yerington Extension Office

Our featured speaker will be Mike Buschelman, Water Rights Surveyor. Mike will discuss practical applications and compliance with water law from a working perspective.  He will explain provisions within Nevada water law that allow some flexibility during times of drought.  We will also have a discussion of  weather trends and  long term drought planning for agricultural producers in Nevada. The classes will run from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and the  registration fee is $5.  

 

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