Nevada County - Drought 2014
(Updated October 21, 2014 )
Seasonal Drought Outlook - October 16, 2014 U.S Drought Monitor - October 14, 2014
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Executive Order makes funds available through the California Disaster Assistance Act to provide water for drinking and sanitation to households currently without running water.
Small, nonfarm businesses in 57 California counties and neighboring counties in Arizona, Nevada and Oregon are now eligible to apply for lon-interest federal disaster loans.
State Water Resources Control Board's emergency regulations on mandatory conservation.
The State Water Resources Control Board press release regarding an approved conservation regulation.
Governor Brown Declares Drought State Emergency - January 17, 2014
In a State of Emergency declaration, Governor Brown directed state officials to assist farmers and communities that are economically impacted by dry conditions to ensure the state can respond if Californians face drinking water shortages. The Governor also directed state agencies to use less water and hire more firefighters and initiated a greatly expanded water conservations public awareness campaign.
Drought Disaster Assistance (to include Nevada County)
USDA #S3743. On September 17, 2014, the USDA granted a Secreterial disaster designation for primary and contiguous counties in California. Nevada County is listed as a contiguous county.
Assistance Available: Emergency Farm Loans for actual losses as a direct result of the disaster; Up to a maximum of $500,000
Who: Farmers and ranchers who conduct family-sized farming operations
Deadline: May 18, 2015
. As a result of USDA #3631, the U.S. Small Business Administration declared primary and contiguous counites in California as a disaster area due to the drought.
- Assistance Available: SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans
- Who: Small, non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, and most private non-profit organizations of any size. Small businesses include those that do business directly with growers, such as trucker and suppliers of agricultural equipment or services.
- Deadline: May 18, 2015
USDA Launches Effort to Assist California Producers Funds will be divided between two specific funding pools: cropland and grazing lands. Cropland with a reduced water allocation of at least 85 percent will receive the highest priority. For additional information, contact your local Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) office.
California Emergency Drought Legislation: $687.4 Million to help communities deal with devastating dry conditions and provide funding to increase local water supplies
Livestock Forage Disaster Program: Compensation to eligible livestock producers who have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire. USDA Farm Services Agency.
Drought Assistance Resources
DWR Water-Energy Grant Program
Provides funds to implement water efficiency programs or projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce water and energy use.
CDFA Drought Resources California Department of Food and Agriculture Drought Resources for Farmers, Ranchers, and Farmworkers
California Drought Resources USDA Rural Development California Drought Resources
USDA Farm Loan Programs USDA site for numerous programs during and not during a drought emergency.
Water Conservation and Drought Preparedness websites
Save our Water Created in 2009 by the California Department of Water Resources and the Association of Water Agencies to assist Californians reduce their everyday water use.
WaterWise Nevada City
As part of the statewide move towards more efficient water use, Nevada City has started Nevada City WaterWise.
Water Conservation and Reuse information
Nevada County Water Providers
Nevada Irrigation District
NID is an independent special district operated by and for the people who own land within its 287,000-acre boundaries. NID is the primary supplier of water for the western portion of Nevada County.
Truckee Donner Public Utility District
TDPUD is an non-profit, publicly owned utility governed by a locally elected Board of Directors. TDPUD provides water and electric services for the greater Truckee area.
Donner Summit Public Utility District
DSPUD provides sewer collection and treatment and water treatment and distribution to approximately 243 customer, including residential, commercial, lodging, and resort users.
City of Grass Valley
Grass Valley provides water service to most areas within the City limits with NID serving the rest of the City.
City of Nevada City
Nevada City processes all drinking water and waste water for homes and businesses with City limits. Nevada City sources its water from Little Deer Creek and supplements its water from NID in months of high usage.
National Weather Service - Drought Information