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Despite Good Rainy Season NID Still Conserving

Even with all the precipitation so far this season, California’s ongoing drive to conserve water continues into the holidays. But in the Nevada Irrigation District, Water Operations Manager, Chip Close, reports that, as of Wednesday, rainfall was at 139-percent of average, with 27 inches at the Bowman Lake reporting station. But overall reservoir storage was at 87-percent, an illustration of how dry this year has been…

click to listen to Chip Close

In June, the NID Board of Directors declared a Stage Two Drought Emergency. That included mandatory conservation of 20-percent. And Close says it remains in place for now…

click to listen to Chip Close

Close says there’s no indication yet when the Drought Emergency will be lifted. But it may not be much longer, if the wet and snowy trend continues.

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