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We need to prepare for future water shortages

Today’s headlines trumpet the cost of a natural resource: oil.

Tomorrow’s headlines may well concern the cost and scarcity of another natural resource: water. Current estimates are that by 2027, our water runoff will not be enough to fill our needs.

That’s why we need a proactive board of directors for the Nevada Irrigation District, to plan today for tomorrow’s needs.

We need board members who truly listen to customers’ ideas, who want to make NID’s procedures easily understandable and who are dedicated to protecting raw water for agriculture.

And those are the reasons we’re supporting Michael Straight’s bid for District 3’s seat on the NID board in November.

Richard and Felicia Tracy

Grass Valley

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