NID Preparing Agricultural and Urban Water Management Plans

December 14, 2020

 (Grass Valley, CA December 14, 2020) – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is preparing its 2020 Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) and 2020 Urban Water Management Plan (UWMP). Because NID is both a municipal drinking water supplier and an agricultural raw water supplier it submits both documents to the State every five years as required.

NID wants our customers and other stakeholders to know that, as part of the process, NID will hold two public meetings for each plan to allow public review prior to Board adoption.  Draft copies of each plan will be available for review in early 2021.

The Agricultural Water Management Plan requires an agricultural water provider to present information about its agricultural water customers, water usage, conservation efforts, and other management elements. The AWMP must be adopted by the NID Board of Directors by April 1, 2021 and is due to the State within 30 days of adoption.

The Urban Water Management Plan requires all municipal water providers to project supply and demand over the next 20 years, describe 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 is due to the State within 30 days of adoption.