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Water Rights Workshop At NID Meeting

A workshop on water rights and area-of-origin water issues was held at yesterday’s meeting of the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors. It was led by engineer Victoria Whitney, a former deputy director with the State Water Resources Control Board. Responding to a question from one of the regular Centennial Dam critics, she stated there are advantages to a state-filed water rights application…

click to listen to Victoria Whitney

While not taking a position, Whitney did make reference to declining water storage in California, with less snowy winters, due to climate change…

click to listen to Victoria Whitney

But Whitney says each water entity, including NID, should consider all options, including recycling and conservation.

1 Comment

September 28, 2018

Kurt Lorenz

NID's drive to build the Centennial Dam flies in the face of common sense finances. The NID service District does not produce anything like the estimated 40 million dollars annual overhead to pay for the financing of this project for 30 years! The only way that NID can possibly pay for the dam is by selling your water to Southern California. In the name of agriculture and scare tactics NID is lying to you about what the dam is for. Please wake up NID rate payers and realize what is really going on. This is a classic bureaucratic boondoggle!

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