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Nevada Irrigation District joins groundwater sustainability agency

The Nevada Irrigation District has adopted a resolution approving a Memorandum of Agreement that unifies nearby water districts hoping to promote groundwater sustainability.

NID will join the cities of Lincoln and Roseville, Placer County Water Agency and Placer County in forming the West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency.

Responsible groundwater management is essential to protecting local water supply, according to NID, which reported that 38 percent of California's water supply comes from groundwater.

The agency formation is a response to the California Groundwater Management Act of 2014, which mandated any area with threatened groundwater supply to form a locally-controlled agency and create a sustainability plan.

The agency will be responsible for implementing a sustainability plan in a portion of the North American Subbasin of the Sacramento Valley Groundwater Basin.

"The district looks forward to contributing technical expertise and funding to basin management activities, and to represent our customers within the boundary overlap," said NID Operations Manager Chip Close in a press release. "This will continue our goal to more effectively manage our natural resources."

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