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More Robust Precipitation Numbers For Nevada Co

More information about a robust beginning to Nevada County’s water season. The Nevada Irrigation District reports about 26 and a half inches of precipitation has been recorded at Bowman Reservoir through November. District Operations Manager Chip Close says out of 130 years of records, they’ve had similar or greater numbers in only 10 of those years…

click to listen to Chip Close

The amount is 192% of average and 39% of the 67-inch annual average. And, overall, storage at NID’s 10 reservoirs is 138% of average for this time of year. Meanwhile, the State Water Resources Control Board is considering tightening conservation standards. That includes requiring water providers show an adequate five-year supply, instead of three years, to avoid previous mandates. But Close says NID should be able to do that…

click to listen to Chip Close

But, overall, especially in the more drought-stricken southern part of the state, the Water Board says Californians haven’t been saving as much as they did last year, when mandated conservation rates were in place. They also propose a permanent ban on such water-wasting activities as washing a car without a shutoff nozzle and watering lawns right after it rains. Some of the proposals will require approval from the Legislature, but others can be implemented by administrative action.

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