Keep checking Foothill Farming for the latest drought information!
These publications provide useful information for managing annual and perennial crops during drought:
Placer County Resource Conservation District Rural Conservation Program provides landowners and managers with water efficiency information, including soils information and low impact practices.
Irrometer Soil Moisture Monitoring Tools (Tensiometers & matrix blocks)
Drought Assistance Programs
Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) provides funding to farmers and ranchers who use conservation practices: NRCS Drought Assistance Programs (PDF)
The Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) provides emergency funding for farmers and ranchers impacted by drought. For more information: ECP for Drought Assistance (PDF)
For Commercial Producers needing to apply for more water once the percent decrease is decided upon: NID Application for Drought Hardship (PDF)
December 2014 Drought Workshop Info
Click on the files below to view materials from the Nevada Irrigation District, the Placer County Water Agency and UCCE Placer-Nevada: