As one of the top fruit and grain-producing counties in the state, droughts are particularly impactful to Wasco County’s citizens and economy. Many local, state, and federal agencies promote water conservation measures, monitor drought conditions, and provide drought relief.
The Wasco County SWCD is a non-regulatory agency that assists communities and landowners with natural resource conservation, including water. They partner with the five Watershed Councils in the County to prioritize watershed projects and input those needs into the Conservation District's Area Plan for technical assistance and funding.
The State Water Resources Department, represented locally by the District #3 Watermaster, assures sufficient and sustainable water supplies to meet current and future needs. They maintain a map of drought conditions and manage well permitting and monitoring.
- Oregon Climate Change Research Institute
- National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
- Oregon Health Authority, Drought and Health
- National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC)
- Business & Organization, FEMA