Drought Resiliency Projects
Drought Resiliency can be defined as the capacity of a community to cope with and respond to drought. Under this element of the program, Reclamation will provide funding for projects that will help communities prepare for and respond to drought. Typically, these types of projects are referred to as "mitigation actions" in a drought contingency plan.
Reclamation will fund projects that will build resiliency to drought by
- Increasing the reliability of water supplies
- Improving water management
- Providing benefits for fish and wildlife and the environment