Nevada is entering into a fourth consecutive year of extreme drought in 2015, and Stillwater NWR wetlands (and all water users in the Lahontan Valley) are anxiously anticipating what that will mean for water allotments from the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District. Most likely, water deliveries will again be limited, providing less than ideal wildlife dependent recreation opportunities from Spring into Fall. Wildlife dependent recreation appropriate for and permitted at Stillwater NWR includes: wildlife observation, hunting, environmental education, interpretation and photography.
The link below is the most current map showing status of refuge wetlands. Updates will be posted during the season as conditions change.