Ag & Urban Water Management Plans

December 9, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is in the process of updating its 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) and its 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) as required by the California Water Code to be done every five years. Because NID is both a municipal drinking water supplier and an agricultural raw water supplier it  submits both plans.

The Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP) requires all municipal water providers to project its supply and demand over the next 20 years, describe its conservation efforts and impacts, consider drought impacts, describe its water shortage contingency plan, consider indoor and outdoor water budgets, as well as other elements to report progress. The plan is functionally a summary of the water provider’s key performance indicators for the next 20 years to support its capabilities to meet its customer’s demands. The UWMP must be adopted by the NID Board of Directors by July 1, 2021 and transmitted to the State of California within 30 days of adoption.

The Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) requires an agricultural water provider to present information about its agricultural water customers, water usage, conservation efforts, and other management elements. The two reports are different in that the AWMP looks to the past, only reporting on past data and results. The report does not have a forward-looking supply and demand projection element. The AWMP must be adopted by the NID Board of Directors by April 1, 2021 and transmitted to the State of California within 30 days of adoption.

As part of the updating process, NID will hold two public meetings for each plan to allow for public review prior to Board adoption.  Draft copies of each plan will be available for review in the spring of 2021.

You can review NID’s previous plans shown below:

2015 Urban Water Management Plan 

2015 Agricultural Water Management Plan