Drought conditions are forcing the Truckee-Carson Irrigation District to pull back on water allotments once again.
The district met Wednesday for its annual monthly meeting is expected to drop the water allotment to 45 percent in the Carson and Truckee divisions at a special meeting on Tuesday. The board could not vote on the item as it was not placed on the May agenda.
A special meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday at TCID’s office on 2666 Harrigan Rd. to formally vote on the matter.
Deputy Project Manager Walt Winder said the district must pull back its allotment to stay within its ability to fill late-season water orders from Stillwater Farms and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and keep a minimum pool to protect fish at Lahontan Reservoir.
For information, contact TCID at 775-423-2141.
For more about the meeting, read Wednesday’s Lahontan Valley News.