Section 9-10C-8

Drought declarations.

The Office of Water Resources, with the advice and input from ADAPT, shall have the authority to issue drought declarations. These drought declarations shall provide information on where drought conditions are affecting this state, and the severity of those conditions. The drought declaration shall be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to, meteorological conditions, stream flow levels, reservoir elevations, soil moisture conditions, ground water levels, weather forecasts, as well as impacts to agriculture, water supplies, industry, recreation, and fish and wildlife habitats.

(Act 2014-400, p. 1466, §8.)