During the second week of January, 2018, the Nevada Division of Water Resources (“NDWR”) will be hosting public workshops across Northern Nevada to report on the Humboldt River water studies being conducted by the U.S. Geological Survey and the Desert Research Institute.
The workshops will be open to the public and will be held in Lovelock, Winnemucca, and Elko, Nevada on January 9th and 10th, 2018. For those interested in attending, click this link for the official flyer for specifics regarding time and location for the meetings.
State and local agencies are working toward a conjunctive management plan, to coordinate the administration of groundwater and surface water, for the Humboldt River and its tributaries. In July of 2017, the State Engineer held informational meetings regarding the Humboldt River Basin and the surface and ground water rights located therein. While July’s meeting focused on the economic impacts to small business, January’s meetings will address the status of the water modeling studies affecting the entire basin!