Water storage at Lahontan Reservoir has plummeted throughout August and early September.
As a result, the Truckee-Carson Irrigiation District is anticipating an earlier water order cut-off date than previously thought. As of Friday, Lahontan Reservoir carried 13,673 acre-feet of water.
In a press release, TCID announced, “The taking of orders by TCID for Delivery of water will cease when existing and standing orders estimates bring the Lahontan Reservoir to 4,000 acre- feet. All orders will be handled in relation to receipt, or on a first-come, first-serve basis.”
The district said it cannot guarantee any orders placed will be filled as the cutoff approaches. Any further modifications in relation to shutdown of the system, and order cutoff will be by decision of the Board of Directors.
The board meets at 9 a.m. Monday at 2666 Harrigan Rd. for its regular monthly meeting, which is open to the public.
The statement also read, “TCID provides daily storage figures for storage levels from the Federal Water Masters office in Reno, which is available on the main page of the website on the right column. In the same location, we have also provided a link to the ‘USGS Reservoir Level’ data which is updated approximately once every hour.
“We (TCID) have also added a “Reservoir Level Images” link to provide a visual accounting of the water conditions. This feature will remain at least until the end of the water season, and possibly longer depending on popularity.”
For information, visit TCID’s website at www.tcid.org or call the main office at 775-423-2141.