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NID Board of Directors Approves Urban Water Management Plan - Report to State Looks at Water Supply & Demand

(Grass Valley, CA July 14, 2021) – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors today approved its updated Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) due to the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) in July. The legislative intent of the UWMP is to plan for the conservation and efficient use of water in California.

NID is required to submit the report every five years because it provides treated drinking water to more than the State’s reporting threshold of 3,000 customers. NID serves over 19,000 customer drinking water connections in Nevada and Placer County.

The UWMP includes information such as description of reliability of supplies, projected supplies, and the strategy for meeting water needs, a description of the existing and planned supply sources, estimates of past, present and projected water use, a 5-year Drought Risk Assessment, and a description of the Water Shortage Contingency Plan/Conservation Program.

Anyone interested in learning more about NID’s water supplies and demands are encouraged to review the UWMP on NID’s website at under Water and Planning.

Originating in the head waters of the Yuba River, Bear River and Deer Creek, the Nevada Irrigation District’s water begins as snow melt found in 70,000 acres of high elevation watershed.  NID then stores water in 29 reservoirs later moving it through one of six treatment plants and 400 miles of pipe to become drinking water for 25,000 homes, farms and businesses in Nevada, Placer and Yuba counties. The annual result is three billion gallons of high quality drinking water for our customers. We deliver water for life. Visit

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