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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 156,539 af 10-21-2019 6:00 a.m.
Carson River Below Reservoir 553 cfs 10-21-2019 6:00 a.m.
Truckee Canal near Wadsworth 19 cfs 10-21-2019 6:00


Truckee Canal near Hazen 1 cfs 10-21-2019 6:15 a.m.
Carson River at Ft. Churchill 126 cfs 10-21-2019 6:00 a.m.

TCID and BOR enter contract negotiations

By The Publisher | September 26, 2019 |

Truckee-Carson Irrigation District and the United States Bureau of Reclamation begin contract negotiations for Newlands Project Operations and Maintenance The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District (District) and the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation) will enter into contract negotiations October 2, 2019 for the transfer of operation, maintenance, and replacement activities in the Newlands Federal Reclamation Project, Nevada – located…

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Water Rights Mapping Workshop Schedule

By Editor | August 20, 2019 |

Press release courtesy of Truckee-Carson Irrigation District — As an element of on-going efforts by the Nevada Division of Water Resources to record all water rights in the Newlands Federal Reclamation Project, through a mapping project funded by a grant from the United States Bureau of Reclamation, the Office of the State Engineer will conduct…

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Mapping Workshops for Water Rights Owners

By Editor | August 9, 2019 |

The Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources’ Division of Water Resources has completed revisions to Phases 1 through 5 of the Newlands Project Water Rights Mapping Project. Workshops are scheduled to assist water rights owners to review the mapping of their water rights for correctness. If owners feel their water rights are incorrectly represented,…

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Crop research tours at Field Day in Fallon

By Editor | August 7, 2019 |

Research being done on drought-tolerant and salt-tolerant crops Agriculture producers and others are invited to get a first-hand look at crop trials and research being conducted in northern Nevada by the University of Nevada, Reno’s College of Agriculture, Biotechnology & Natural Resources. Field Day in Fallon is free and open to the public, and will…

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The Lost City of Lahontan

By Editor | July 25, 2019 |

by Scott W. Elliott The word “Lahontan” stirs up a host of images and memories for Northern Nevadans. There is the beautiful Lahontan Valley which holds the jewel of Fallon. There are numerous businesses all around Churchill County that bear the name. Then, of course, there is Lahontan Reservoir, where many Nevadans spend time engaging…

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High Water in the River — precautionary draw down of Lahontan

By Editor | June 10, 2019 |

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 |

  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 |

  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 |

  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 |

  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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