By the numbers: Nevada
- 3,819 geoscience employees (excludes self-employed)1
- 1.44 billion gallons/day: total groundwater withdrawal3
- $8.68 billion: value of nonfuel mineral production in 20174
- 68 total disaster declarations, including 47 fire, 11 flood, and 5 severe storm disasters (1953-2017)6
- $2.04 million: NSF GEO grants awarded in Nevada in...
Agencies Working on Geoscience Issues in nevada
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC) is an executive agency of the State of Nevada responsible for acquiring and managing Nevada's share of water and hydropower resources from the Colorado River.
The Nevada Bureau of Mines and Geology (NBMG) is a research and public service unit of the University of Nevada and is the state geological survey. NBMG conducts research and publishes reports on mineral resources, engineering geology, environmental geology, hydrogeology, and geologic mapping.
The Disvision of Emergency Management (DEM) focuses on preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation resources through partnerships to sustain safe and livable communities for Nevada’s residents and visitors
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRC) is an executive agency of the State of Nevada responsible for acquiring and managing Nevada's share of water and hydropower resources from the Colorado River
State Lands provides the expertise to acquire and hold lands for the State of Nevada. They collaborate with private businesses, citizens, federal- and state-based agencies to effectively and responsibly use the resources Nevada has to offer.
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.