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Living with Drought


Welcome to the Living with Drought webpages! The aim of these pages are to provide links to research based information regarding water resources and drought. For more specific drought information please visit the livestock, agriculture, and residential pages to the left.

Drought Links


*Recent Drought Workshop* was held on October 2nd, 2014 at the Hopland REC- The Impacts of Drought on Livestock workshop. For more information and PowerPoints from the day, please click here

USDA to make up to $30 Million in grants to assist in finding solutions for drought management and research. See the press release here

The U.S. Drought Portal - Components include the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), the U.S. Drought Monitor, Impacts, Forecasting, Reports and more.

U.S. Drought Monitor, California- Outlook, Where we stand and What's ahead.

California's Academic Water Programs- Links to UC, CSU, and other academic water related programs on all topics related to water. 

California Department of Food and Agriculture - Drought Resources- Drought resources for Farmers, Ranchers, and Farmworkers.

California Department of Water Resources- DWR's Drought information website yields current conditions, conservation strategies, and references regarding the state's water reservoirs and snowpack.

**California Drought Resources**- This new page was created by the CIWR (below) to assist with the current 2013-2014 drought situation. It will be updated and will serve as a great resource for future drought events. Agriculture, Rangeland, Urban/Residential tips and resources can be found within its pages.

**California Institute for Water Resources**- The mission of the California Institute for Water Resources (CIWR) is to integrate California's research, extension, and education programs to develop research-based solutions to water resource challenges. Upcoming drought events, experts, and drought media coverage can be found here.

California State Drought Planning- State, Local, Tribal, and data resources compiled by The National Drought Mitigation Center for the State of California.

California State Water Resources Control Board- Information regarding CA's 2014 drought year. Conservation tips, water laws, and programs can be found here.

Drought Experts- List of UCANR and UC experts on drought related issues.

Drought Resources in Spanish

**Insights: Water and Drought Online Seminar Series**- A wide range of video seminars from UC ANR, the University of Californa, and the California Department of Water Resources. Videos will continue to be added!

National Weather Service- Advanced Hydrologic Prediction Service utilizes data from observed sources, as well as radar and satellite imagery to accurately capture precipitation measurements. Click on CA to zoom...data display options are below map.

Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Drought Resources- Offering drought news, assistance, and additional resources for those concerned with drought conditions.

Mendocino County Drought Information and Resources- Water conservation tips and links to state, local, and community based resources.

Russian River Watershed and Drought - A 6 page brochure about the Russian River Watershed and the 2012-2015 drought. Impacts, Atmospheric Rivers, Future Droughts and Drought Preparedness information.

Save Our Water- A statewide program developed with the goal of reducing California's water use.

UCANR Drought Webpage- Drought tips and resources based on the research learned from the 1991 drought.

UCANR Drought Blog- Providing current drought related information and happenings from specialists, advisors, and UCANR personnel.

UCANR Strategic Initiatives- Water Quality, Quantity, and Security- Links to research projects, publications, and strategic plans.

UC Davis California Drought Watch- Drought related information compiled by UC Davis water, agricultural and environmental sciences researchers, students, and specialists.

UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences- News, research projects, publications about California's critical watersheds and habitats.

UC Drought Management- Information regarding crop irrigation strategies and irrigation scheduling.

USDA Disaster and Drought Information- Resources for drought news, drought programs and assistance, Forest Service and Wildfires, and drought fact sheets.

USGS California Drought- Provides definitions of drought, drought resources, and related publications.

USGS Streamflow Gauges- List of current streamflow conditions by County.

California Institute for Water Resources

UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences

Weather Data

Linked data is from the California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) weather stations. Visit CIMIS web site.

Mendocino County Stations