Southern Nevada relies on the water stored behind our iconic Hoover Dam in Lake Mead to supply our region with drinking water, as well as water for various other uses. Over the last 20 years, the Colorado River has suffered the worst drought in history causing Lake Mead to decline to unprecedented levels. Due to the prolonged lack of precipitation, low snowpack, dry soil conditions and increasing temperatures, the residents and industries located in the lower region of the Colorado River Basin, including Southern Nevada, will have the first ever shortage in 2022.
For more information, please visit our Drought and Colorado River Declared Shortage page.
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada (Commission) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Natural Resource Specialist within the Natural Resources Division. This is an unclassified, full time position open to all qualified applicants and the hiring may occur during the recruitment process. This position is unclassified and serves at the pleasure of the Executive Director of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada and reports to the Water Division Chief.
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRCNV) is seeking proposals for qualified vendors to provide engineering services on an as needed basis to assist the CRCNV with projects associated with the operation and maintenance of its high-voltage electrical transmission and distribution system. The CRCNV desires to contract with one or more engineering firms for the performance of professional services.
Situation in Nevada. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) are closely monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19), first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
COVID-19 is a respiratory illness, like the flu, which is spread person to person—there is no indication that transmission can occur via drinking water supplies.
The Colorado River Commission of Nevada does not anticipate any current scenario that would interrupt water availability to our community.
Information about water quality can be found at the Southern Nevada Water Authority webpage.
Information about COVID-19 prevention and treatment can be found at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s website.
The Commission members of the Colorado River Commission of Nevada (CRCNV) selected Eric P Witkoski as Executive Director of the CRCNV at the March commission meeting. Eric was Deputy Director of the CRCNV prior to this appointment.