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Promoting Cooperative Action in the Carson River Watershed
In the Carson River Watershed, water for the river system is provided by the Sierra snowpack in Alpine County. The headwaters from the snow pack flow from the East and West Fork of the Carson River, its two tributaries, which join to form the main stem of the Carson River near Genoa, Nevada before continuing its journey to the terminus in the Carson Sink.
On its journey from the headwaters to the terminus, the Carson River flows through five major groundwater basins: Carson Valley, Eagle Valley, Dayton Valley, Churchill Valley, and Carson Desert (Churchill County Area). All the water in the Watershed, both surface and groundwater is fully allocated, so any new demands for water must come from existing sources.
One interesting project CWSD was involved in was updating the Marlette Water System. Learn about that project here.
CSWD is tasked by Nevada legislation to consider water supply & demands on a regional basis. Therefore, CWSD coordinates its work with water purveyors throughout the watershed to enhance their efforts to meet water demand for their users.
Identifying future water needs is a focus of CWSDs. Therefore, CWSD funds studies and projects to understand future challenges to water supply. CWSD also works with water purveyors as it considers municipal and industrial water users.
To help water purveyors meet their water demands, CWSD provides funds for regional pipeline and interties, and regional studies. These funds and studies help water purveyors meet their water demands in the most economically viable way and in the most scientifically sound manner. CWSD also promotes water conservation throughout the watershed to avoid wasting water.
Preserving water and avoiding waste is critical in balancing the water resources among agricultural users, environmental needs, and municipal and domestic demands.
Annually Carson Water Subconservancy District creates an advisory water rate report. In it, the water rates are explained for each water purveyor. In 2013, sewer rates were added to the report.
2023-3-15 Water and Sewer Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2022-3-16 Water and Sewer Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2021-3-17 Water and Sewer Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2020-3-18 Water & Sewer Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2019-2-28 Water Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2018-4 Water Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2016-4 Water Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2015 – 3 Water Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2014 – 3 Water Rates in the Carson River Watershed
2013 – 3 Water Rates in the Carson River Watershed