NID to release Draft 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan | TheUnion.com
YOUR AD HERE »

NID to release Draft 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) announced Tuesday that it will preview its draft 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) for the public at evening meetings at 6 p.m. on March 3 and 4 via Zoom. The California Water Code requires agricultural water providers, such as NID, to prepare an Agricultural Water Management Plan every five years. The report includes information about NID’s roughly 5,600 agricultural customers such as past water usage, conservation efforts, and other management elements. The AWMP must be adopted by the NID Board of Directors by April 1, 2021 and is due to the State Department of Water Resources within 30 days of adoption.

About 90% 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 and is used to grow multiple crops including wine grapes, nursery stock, apples, rice, plums, citrus, grass, alfalfa hay, as well as to irrigate pasture.

Due to COVID-19, the meeting will be held via Zoom. Full details and instructions for how to access the meeting will be provided on the meeting agenda when posted at http://www.nidwater.com on the Meeting and Minutes page under Miscellaneous Meetings. More information about the AWMP can be found on NID’s website at http://www.NIDwater.com under Water, Planning efforts.




Support Local Journalism


Support Local Journalism

Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User