THE CENTENNIAL RESERVOIR
The Centennial Reservoir will provide critical water storage to Nevada
and Placer county residents. Amid historically devastating drought conditions,
the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is undertaking this project to sustainably
meet the region’s existing water needs.
"A fourth year of drought reinforces the
need to invest in additional water storage
capacity – both above and below ground."
Timothy Quinn, Executive Director,
Association of California Water Agencies
“The Centennial Reservoir can achieve co-equal goals:
we can meet the water needs of the community and
we can enhance the area’s environmental and recreational needs."
Rem Scherzinger, General Manager, NID
The Centennial Reservoir will be a huge step toward providing
the supply necessary to meet the region’s water needs, including
sustainable agriculture. The project is a critical part of the
solution to both the current and future water shortages facing
the district and our region.
ENDORSEMENTS & PARTNERS
The Centennial Reservoir continues to earn great support and involvement from
a broad and diverse cross-section of members and groups from the community -
local residents, agriculture, small business, and others who believe in the promise
and opportunity this reliable and sustainable reservoir will bring.
The majority of NID’s water goes to agricultural uses, mostly small farms and ranches. Farmers and ranchers need additional water storage to continue to sustainably produce local food.
The Centennial Reservoir Project will use the most advanced science and technology available, including new approaches to wildlife and habitat protection.
The Centennial Reservoir Project will allow NID to develop lower elevation storage that can capture rain and snow runoff it cannot currently capture, providing a local, reliable and safe water supply.