The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is preparing its 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) and 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) due to the State of California, Department of Water Resources in 2021. Because NID is both a municipal drinking water supplier and an agricultural raw water supplier it submits both documents to the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) every five years.
2020 Agricultural Water Managment Plan
The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will preview its Draft 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) during a Board Workshop at the March 10, 2021, Board of Directors meeting at 9:00 a.m., via video teleconference. A public hearing on the AWMP will also be held at the March 24th Board Meeting. Anyone wishing to submit comments on the AWMP is encouraged to send them in writing by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by end of day March 17, 2021. Comments received by this date will be incorporated and/or attached as an appendix to the 2020 AWMP prior to submission.
The report, available for review below, includes information about NID’s roughly 5,600 agricultural customers such as past water usage, conservation efforts, and other management elements.
About ninety percent of all the water delivered by NID is for agricultural use giving life to approximately 32,000 acres of irrigated land in Nevada and Placer Counties. Most agricultural water customers purchase water seasonally, from mid-April through mid-October. NID’s raw water is conveyed to customers through a unique network of over 500 miles of canal. The ag water is used to grow multiple crops including wine grapes, nursery stock, apples, rice, plums, citrus, grass, alfalfa hay, as well as to irrigate pasture.
The AWMP must be adopted by the NID Board of Directors by April 1, 2021 and is due to the state Department of Water Resources (DWR) within 30 days of adoption.
2020 Urban Water Management Plan
The State Department of Water Resources (DWR) requires municipal drinking water providers to submit an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) every five years. The plan is functionally a summary of key performance indicators for the next 20 years that support a water provider’s ability to meet its customer’s demands. The report includes:
- supply and demand projections for the next 20 years
- conservation efforts and drought impacts
- the water shortage contingency plan
- other elements to report progress.
The UWMP must be adopted by the NID Board of Directors and submitted to the DWR by July 1, 2021.
You can review NID’s previous plans by clicking on the report below: