Keep checking Foothill Farming for the latest drought information!
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)
Planning for drought is essential - an effective drought plan allows a ranch business to bounce back more quickly once the rain comes! Good planning can minimize the economic and financial impacts of drought and protect the long-term productivity of the land. Click on the links below for more drought planning resources:
Government Livestock Drought Programs:
Links to Other Resources: