Since the 1940s, TMWA and its predecessor, Sierra Pacific Power, has owned one half of Donner Lake’s water rights in California. The other half belonged to the Truckee Carson Irrigation District, made up mostly of Fernley and Fallon-area farmers.But last month the irrigation district agreed to sell its stake in Donner to TMWA to the tune of $17 million.Mark Foree is general manager of TMWA and says the lake further bolsters the agency’s drought supply.
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