Walker River allocation tight for district’s water rights holders

Outlet: RGJ.com

March 16, 2013

The dwindling snowpack figures in the Walker River Basin since a wet December was followed by a dry January and February were ominous on their own. And recently, Mason and Smith Valley farmers felt the full effect, as the Walker River Irrigation District set its allocation for decreed water rights at nine percent on the West Walker River and 23 percent on the East Walker River.