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NID Water Picture Still Healthy This Summer

Water storage for the Nevada Irrigation District has remained strong through June. Operations Manager Chip Close says it’s 122% of average, thanks to the second-wettest winter on record at Bowman Lake…

click to listen to Chip Close

Precipitation at Bowman Lake, as of June 30th, is 136 inches, which is 202% of average. Only the 1903-1904 season was wetter. Meanwhile, Close says NID’s June conservation rate was 22% over 2013 levels…

click to listen to Chip Close

But Close says he expects water usage to go up in July, with so many days having above-average heat this summer so far.

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