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Storm Deprives Some Farmers Of Irrigation Water

The recent rain means farmers who rely on irrigation water from the Nevada Irrigation District are having to do without for a few days. Public Information Officer Tomi Riley says they’re following their storm action plan, which looks at projections, to determine when canal levels might get too high…

click to listen to Tomi Riley

Levels were lowered on Sunday. Riley says the district has received a number of calls from growers…

click to listen to Tomi Riley

Riley says winter storms don’t pose the same threat as a heavy spring storm. That’s because NID begins to fill its irrigation canals in mid-April, so a heavy downpour will fill the canals more quickly than when they are empty in the winter. At least two inches of rain was projected over two days, including a flash flood warning that was scheduled to expire at 6 Monday evening.

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