Tag Archives: Drought

Drought Contingency Planning Grants

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
The objective of this FOA is to invite states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing Drought Contingency Planning with Reclamation to build resilience to drought in advance of a crisis. Applicants under this FOA may request funding to develop a new drought plan or to update an existing drought plan (collectively, Drought Contingency Plans). Applications due Feburary 14, 2017. Learn more and... Read more

Drought Resiliency Projects

A dried-up ditch between rice farms in Richvale, California (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites states, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts, and other organizations with water or power delivery authority to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supply; improve exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Projects can increase water management flexibility, making our water supply more resilient. This helps to prepare for... Read more

Webinar: Responding To Drought and Water Challenges

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Several areas of the western United States have experienced significant droughts and extreme events related to water (flooding) during the past decade. Although much attention is focused on the effects of these water-related challenges on agricultural lands and human settlements, forests and grasslands have also been affected, sometimes severely. Please join the EPA Office of Sustainability and Climate Change for a 2-hour introduction to upcoming opportunities related to drought and water challenges. Register now... Read more

WaterSMART: Drought Resiliency Project Grants for Fiscal Year 2016

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​States, tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery authority are invited to leverage their money and resources by cost sharing with Reclamation on Drought Resiliency Projects that will increase the reliability of water supply; improve water management; implement systems to facilitate the voluntary sale, transfer, or exchange of water; and provide benefits for fish, wildlife, and the environment to mitigate impacts caused by drought. Applications due April 11. Learn more... Read more

How California Cities Can Capitalize on El Nino’s Rains

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​The worst of El Nino rains has yet to come. California cities need to capitalize on rains to mitigate water shortages, while preparing for the risk that so much water falling on parched soil could fail to absorb into the groundwater, overwhelm the system and cause flash floods. Here’s a look into how Californian cities and their residents are making the most of the deluge to come. Read more... Read more

The Biggest U.S. Population Gains Are In Drought-Stricken Counties

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57 percent of the country’s total population growth since 2000 has occurred in counties with some degree of drought. Many agencies in these regions are doing what they can to conserve and recycle water, with mandated usage cuts, special rate structures, tax rebates, educational outreach, and new technologies. But water infrastructure isn’t the only kind of planning these bone-dry, booming counties badly need. As they grow, they’ve got to grow “smart,” with an emphasis on density. Among all kinds of... Read more

Bureau of Reclamation Releases Two Funding Opportunity Announcements to Promote Drought Contingency Planning and Resiliency Projects

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The Bureau of Reclamation released two funding opportunity announcements under its new Drought Response Program to help water users develop drought contingency plans and build long-term drought resiliency. To be eligible, projects must be supported by an existing drought contingency plan, build future resiliency and meet one of the following goals: increase the reliability of water supply and sustainability; improve water management; implement systems to facilitate voluntary sale, transfer or exchange of water; or provide benefits for fish, wildlife and... Read more