The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has approved and submitted its 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP). The Draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP)-Revised June 14, 2021, is now available for review. Because NID is both a municipal drinking water supplier and an agricultural raw water supplier it submits both documents to the State Department of Water Resources (DWR) every five years.
2020 Urban Water Management Plan
The State Department of Water Resources (DWR) requires municipal drinking water providers to submit an Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) every five years. The plan is functionally a summary of key performance indicators for the next 20 years that support a water provider’s ability to meet its customer’s demands. The report includes:
- Supply and Demand Projections for the next 20 years
- Conservation Efforts and Drought Impacts
- The Water Shortage Contingency Plan
- Other elements to report progress
Click the link below to view:
Draft 2020 Urban Water Management Plan - Revised June 14, 2021 (The revision addresses changes made in the demand projection calculations. The new version of the Public Draft includes “2020 UWMP Public Draft – June 14” in the header of each page. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.)
The District will hold two public workshops to give the public an opportunity to provide comments on the UWMP. The first workshop will take place at the Board of Directors meeting on June 23, 2021, shortly after 9:00 a.m. A second workshop will take place at a Special Board Meeting on June 24, 2021, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Information to join the meetings via Zoom will be posted on the agenda for the respective meetings.
Written comments received by July 2, 2021 will be included in the packet for the Public Hearing scheduled for the July 14, 2021, Board of Directors Meeting. Comments will also be accepted at the hearing.
2020 Agricultural Water Managment Plan
The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors approved its 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) on April 14, 2021 and it has been submitted to the State’s Department of Water Resources.
The report includes information about NID’s roughly 5,600 agricultural customers such as past water usage, conservation efforts, and other management elements.
About ninety percent of all the water delivered by NID is for agricultural use giving life to approximately 32,000 acres of irrigated land in Nevada and Placer Counties. Most agricultural water customers purchase water seasonally, from mid-April through mid-October. NID’s raw water is conveyed to customers through a unique network of over 500 miles of canal. The ag water is used to grow multiple crops including wine grapes, nursery stock, apples, rice, plums, citrus, grass, alfalfa hay, as well as to irrigate pasture.
You can review NID’s previous plans by clicking on the report below: