Truckee-Carson Irrigation District

TCID Suspends Flood Operations

  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

  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

  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

  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

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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