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The mission of the Nevada Division of Water Resources (NDWR) is to conserve, protect, manage and enhance the State's water resources for Nevada's citizens through the appropriation and reallocation of the public waters. In addition, the Division is responsible for quantifying existing water rights; monitoring water use; distributing water in accordance with court decrees; reviewing water availability for new subdivisions and condominiums; reviewing the construction and operation of dams; appropriating geothermal water; licensing and regulating well drillers and water rights surveyors; reviewing flood control projects; monitoring water resource data and records; and providing technical assistance to the public and governmental agencies.
Recent News
1844 Hearing on Well Driller Regulations - Nov. 25, 2020
1843 Order 1316 – Investigation to Determine the Perennial Yield of the Dry Valley Hydrographic Basin (095)
1842 Extended Deadline for Written Testimony on Proposed Orders
1838 Livestream of Hearings on Proposed Orders for Hydrographic Basins
1836 Supplemental Information for Hearings on Proposed Orders
1819 Order 1314 - Designating and Establishing Rules within the Long Valley Hydrographic Basin (009)
1816 Notice of Hearings on Proposed Orders for Hydrographic Basins within Churchill, Clark, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, and White Pine Counties
1818 Proposed Orders and supporting documents for hearings October 12-October 23 within Churchill, Clark, Elko, Esmeralda, Eureka, Humboldt, Lander, Lincoln, Lyon, Mineral, Nye, Pershing, Washoe, and White Pine Counties
1813 Order 1313 - Designating and describing the Newcomb Lake Valley Hydrographic Basin (096)
1814 Order 1312 - Designating and describing the Winnemucca Lake Valley Hydrographic Basin (080)
1815 Order 1311 - Designating and describing the Pyramid Lake Valley Hydrographic Basin (081)
1812 Order 1302A to hold Order 1302 in abeyance pending outcome of appeal at Nevada Supreme Court
1805 (New) NDWR Administrative Regulation Listserv Registration Instructions
1788 Letter from the State Engineer Concerning Well Driller’s License Renewals
1789 How to renew the well driller’s license with fewer than 8 CEU’s
1774 NDWR Updated Response to COVID-19
1750 Order of Determination - Diamond Valley
1693 (NEW) Extension of Time E-Forms with Online Payment
1417 Proof of pre-statutory vested water rights must be submitted to the Nevada State Engineer before December 31, 2027