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There are numerous sources of weather and drought information on the internet:

*www.drought.gov is the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS) website. This site is a treasure trove of drought information. There are many links. In addition to short and long term weather and drought data and predictions, there are sections on planning, preparation, and management. The idea that developed into the NIDIS was an initiative of the Western Governors Association to consolidate and organize drought information along with planning and management tools and ideas so the western states could be better prepared for droughts. Nevada BLM will take full advantage of their excellent work.

*gacc.nifc.gov/wgbc/index.htm is the Western Great Basin Coordination Center web site. In addition to current weather and drought information, this site contains the latest information about fire conditions and fires in Nevada.

*www.nv.nrcs.usda.gov/snow/precipitation.html is the NRCS precipitation page. It contains information from the Snowpack Telemetry (SNOTEL) system including precipitation data and reports ranging from the 24-hour report to historic data going back to 1997.

*State of Nevada Drought Response Plan- April 2012. The State Drought Response Plan establishes an administrative coordinating and reporting system between agencies to appropriately respond and provide assistance to address drought and mitigate drought impacts.

* USDA Drought Assistance provides resources and information related to the current drought crisis including drought disaster designation maps, information on loans and other assistance for crop and livestock producers and information from other government agencies including the Bureau of Reclamation, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the U.S. Geological Survey.

Last updated: 02-26-2013