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Truckee-Carson Irrigation District

Caution: High Water Levels in Area Waterways

Submitted by Truckee-Carson Irrigation District — In consequence to higher than anticipated run-off forecasts for the Carson River Watershed, the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District has commenced “flood operations” throughout the Lahontan Valley.  Such operations consist of the release of water from Lahontan Reservoir to account for and balance the inflow of water to the Reservoir from…

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TCID Taking Orders Now for Spread Water

District Enters Into Flood Operations by Rachel Dahl — The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District received a letter today from the Bureau of Reclamation directing implementation of precautionary measures to prevent potential flooding in the Lahontan Valley. In order to implement community safety measures and keep the Carson River flowing at less than 800 cubic feet per…

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TCID Annual Water Meeting Update

by Leanna Lehman — During the annual water users meeting this week, TCID general manager, Rusty Jardine, announced that precautionary draw-downs started Tuesday, March 26th, in an effort to stabilize lake levels as warmer weather approaches. With high moisture levels and overall wet conditions, Jardine reminded water users that they do not have to use…

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TCID Begins Precautionary Releases

News release from the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District — Owing to current hydrologic conditions and high soil saturation levels, no demand exists presently for the delivery of water in the Newlands Project.  With such being the case, the District, upon direction given today by the United States Bureau of Reclamation, will commence this week the precautionary…

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TCID Water Users’ Meeting — Carson Division March 27th

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District will hold the Newlands Project, Carson Division, Annual Water Users’ Meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the County Commission Chambers, 155 N. Taylor Street, in Fallon. TCID General Manager Rusty Jardine said the water year will start with a 100% allocation and the District expects to begin…

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Omaha Track Rail Park Approved

by Leanna Lehman — Omaha Track, represented by Lisa Roberts and Jeff Peterson of Omaha Nebraska, appeared before the Churchill County Planning Commission Wednesday, March 13th seeking a special use permit to develop a rail park. Omaha Track is currently sorting and storing railroad ties at 1006 Nevada Street in Hazen and intends to build…

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TCID Annual Water Users’ Meeting Tuesday Night — Truckee Division

The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District will hold the Newlands Project, Truckee Division, Annual Water Users’ Meeting on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at 6:00 p.m. at the Fernley City Hall. TCID General Manager Rusty Jardine said the water year will start with a 100% allocation in the Truckee Division. The District expects to begin making water deliveries…

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Local Government Meetings and Events this Week

The following local governements and committees will meet this week: Fallon City Council, Monday, 3/18 at 9:00 a.m. at the City Council Chambers 55 W. Williams Avenue. TCID Board of Directors will meet in a Special Session Board Meeting in Fernley on March 19th at 6:00 p.m. The agenda is available here. Board of Regional…

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TCID Sets 100% Water Year for Farmers

On February 5th, the Truckee-Carson Irrigatgion District Board of Directors set the 2019 water allocation at 100%. With 60% of the February snowpack already accumulated in the first week of the month, president of the board, Eric Olsen, said he felt comfortable setting the allocation. “Do we trust Mother Nature, no — but I trust…

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TCID Leases Land at Leetville

By Rachel Dahl —  TCID has leased 420 acres of land to E.ON Climate and Renewables, a San Francisco company that is looking to build a solar plant on the land located just north and west of Leetville Junction, nine miles west of Fallon. According to Rusty Jardine, District Manager, TCID had acquired the property…

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