The Truckee-Carson Irrigation District voted to set water allocations, orders and deadlines at Friday’s Board of Directors meeting.
The board approved a 40 percent allocation for the Carson and Truckee divisions. Water orders will start March 24 and deliveries will begin once 1,000 acre-feet has been ordered.
In addition, the board approved the end of the season either on July 31 or when Lahontan Reservoir reaches a minimum pool of 8,000 acre-feet.
A crippling drought limited TCID’s ability to deliver water as the snowpack in the Sierra Mountains is well below normal conditions.
The allocations, water orders and end of the season will be revisited at each monthly board meeting and may be altered depending on forecasts and current conditions. Director Eric Olsen said a special meeting of directors may be called during the spring or summer months to re-evaluate the state of water in the Newlands Project.
In addition, TCID announced the dates of the annual water users meetings.
The first will be at 6 p.m. March 24 in Fallon at the Churchill County chambers room, 155 N. Taylor St. The second will be at 6 p.m. March 27 in Fernley at the city complex, 595 Silver Lace Blvd.
For more about Friday’s meeting, read Wednesday’s Lahontan Valley News.