Truckee-Carson Irrigation District



The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District is a political subdivision of the State of Nevada, organized and chartered in 1918 for the purpose of representing water right holders within the boundaries of the Newlands Project. The District was formed, and is paid for, by landowners within the boundaries of the Newlands Project who own water rights with their land. The federal government is obligated, both contractually and statutorily, to serve these water rights. As a result, TCID’s first and fundamental obligation is to the farmers who are its constituents – promoting their rights and defending their interests with respect to the operations of the Newlands Project.


Data is derived from U.S. Geological Survey and are preliminary until reviewed or corrected.
Gauge Location Measure in Acre Feet or Cubic Feet/Second Date Time
Lahontan Reservoir 209,900 af 4-2-2019 3:30 a.m.
Carson River Below Reservoir 645 cfs 4-2-2019 3:00 a.m.
Truckee Canal near Wadsworth 13.3 cfs 4-2-2019 3:00


Truckee Canal near Hazen 4.62 cfs 4-2-2019 3:15 a.m.
Carson River at Ft. Churchill 598 cfs 4-2-2019 3:00 a.m.

High Water in the River — precautionary draw down of Lahontan

By Editor | June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Submitted by Truckee-Carson Irrigation District — As a result of the extraordinary snow-pack remaining in the Carson River watershed, combined with the above-average rainfall this season in the Fallon area, resulting in a reduction of demand from water in storage at Lahontan Reservoir, precautionary releases of water are again being made from Lahontan Dam and…

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TCID Suspends Flood Operations

By Editor | May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Staff report — Officials at the Truckee Carson Irrigation District announced today that the district is officially out of flood operations for this water season. Additionally, as of yesterday, May 16, 2019 spread water deliveries have been discontinued. According to Kelly Herwick, watermaster, “spread water has ended as of midnight last night, but it…

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Spring Wings Bird Festival May 11, 201

By Editor | April 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Submitted courtesy of the Spring Wings Committee — Fallon, Nevada – Come celebrate the spring migration through the Lahontan Valley Wetlands! Spring Wings Bird Festival is for anyone interested in birds, nature and the great outdoors. You don’t have to be an expert “birder” to enjoy the activities we have to offer.  The Festival…

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TCID Water Supply Outlook

By Editor | April 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Staff report — Truckee-Carson Irrigation Districts released the latest water outlook supply last week and according to officials, “the drought is over.” Kelly Herwick is the Water Master at TCID who provided current conditions for the water shed. With the region sitting at 209% snowpack, the soil moisture in the mountains went from record…

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Water Right Holders Do Not Pay Water Master

By Editor | April 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

  Staff report — Water right holders in the Lahontan Valley do not have an obligation to pay for the Federal Water Master. Several water right holders in the Newlands Project recently received documents filed with the “Orr Ditch Court” which has caused some confusion and questions among water users in the community. According to…

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Caution: High Water Levels in Area Waterways

By Editor | April 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Editor | April 4, 2019 | 0 Comments

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 Editor | March 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By Editor | March 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

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

By The Publisher | March 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

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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