Department of Water Resources


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
1859 NDWR 1/13/2021 Sign-in Sheet Link
1856 Humboldt River Modeling Workshop February 4, 2021
1857 Sign-up for Feb 4 Public Workshop on Humboldt River Modeling Efforts
1852 Notice of Workshop to Solicit Comments on New Proposed Regulations for Extensions of Time, January 13, 2021
1853 Notice of Workshop to Solicit Comments on New Proposed Regulations for State Licensed Water Right Surveyors, February 5, 2021
1851 Order 1318 - Meter Reporting Requirements in Smith and Mason Valleys
1844 Hearing on Well Driller Regulations - December 1, 2020
1843 Order 1316 – Investigation to Determine the Perennial Yield of the Dry Valley Hydrographic Basin (095)
1836 Supplemental Information for Hearings on Proposed Orders
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
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