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Water District Prepares For Another Dry Year

The amount of water, or lack of it, continues to be a concern for Nevada County’s main water supplier. The numbers were discussed at the Nevada Irrigation District’s Board of Directors meeting yesterday. N-I-D Water Operations Manager Chip Close says the December rainfall numbers provided some good news…

Listen to Chip Close 1

And that means very little snowpack. The latest survey taken Monday recorded just six inches of water content, 14 inches under average. Close says there’s more bad news…

Listen to Chip Close 2

Close says N-I-D is very mindful of how much water they carry over from year to year, and their goal is to save enough water for the next year’s minimum supply. So far, they have more than that…

Listen to Chip Close 3

Close says customers should continue to try to reduce their water usage by 20 percent if they can, and added that customers have done a great job of conserving water during the drought.

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