FALLON - Carson Water Subconservancy District officials will review tonight a proposed cooperative agreement with Alpine County.
In April the board endorsed the concept of a joint resolution promoting future cooperation between Alpine County and the district regarding the Carson River as a first step in bringing the California county into full membership.
In deference to concerns expressed by local officials, District General Manager Ed James suggested slowing the process down.
"There is general support for the move, but there are a lot of questions to be answered and a lot of history out there they have to understand before we can move forward," James said. "We need to move a little slower and let people see how this can work."
The headwaters of the Carson River are in Alpine County and flow through the Nevada counties making up the membership of the conservancy district. If the resolution is adopted, the possibility of an interstate district will then be pursued.
District officials will also discuss the possibility of establishing communication with Storey County regarding the district's Regional Water Distribution System and other mutual interests.
A portion of the Mark Twain area proposed for inclusion in the regional system is in Storey County and there has also been some discussion of the possibility of extending the system to Virginia City.
The Carson Water Subconservancy District will meet at the Churchill County Commission Chambers, 155 North Taylor Street, Fallon, at 6:30 p.m. For information call 887-7456.