Scotts Flat project walk is rescheduled to Friday morning due to weather forecast

February 22, 2018

The guided walk to tour Nevada Irrigation District’s Scotts Flat Forestry Project site has been rescheduled due to weather forecasts of snow tonight and tomorrow. The walk, initially scheduled for Thursday morning, will take place at 10 am on Friday, Feb. 23. The public is welcome to join the walk, which will begin at Gate […]

Board Meeting Wrap – Feb 14, 2018

February 15, 2018

NID won’t appeal rating of state funding application for proposed Centennial Reservoir; environmental report work to begin on Hemphill Diversion Structure Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to not appeal a rating of its Centennial Reservoir Project application for state funding, and also authorized a contract for environmental […]

Water line breaks on Sapphire Drive in Auburn

February 14, 2018

News Release Feb. 14, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer (530) 271-6735 ext. 335 lauers@nidwater.com   A main water line on Sapphire Drive in the Auburn Greens subdivision in Auburn burst at approximately 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon. The break caused a water outage to about 80 dwellings. A Nevada Irrigation District crew has responded and is conducting […]

Nevada Irrigation District Spending Authority Amount Clarification

February 8, 2018

News Release Feb. 8, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer This is a clarifying note; the Nevada Irrigation District General Manager has spending authority in the amount of $100,000 per Board policy. The Administrative Practices Committee has spending authority up to $250,000, and the Board of Directors has spending authority on amounts of $250,001 and above.  All […]

NID surveys indicate mountain snowpack at 33 percent of average

February 5, 2018

News Release Feb. 5, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer The mountain snowpack holds 33 percent of average water content, based on the latest snow survey by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). NID snow surveyors measured snowpack depth and water content on five snow courses ranging in elevation from 4,850 feet to 7,800 feet on Jan. 31. […]

NID responds to tanker explosion to protect water source and watershed

February 2, 2018

News Release Feb. 2, 2018 Although there is no indication fuel or oil reached the Bear River, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) continues to monitor water flows for possible contaminants following a Jan. 31 fatal head-on collision between a tow truck and a tanker truck that occurred on Highway 20, west of Interstate 80 near […]

NID receives award for excellence in financial reporting

January 29, 2018

Grass Valley – For the second year, Nevada Irrigation District has received the Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Earning the award is recognition of NID’s continuing efforts to deliver exceptional quality service and financial openness. “The Certificate […]

Jan. 26 Friday morning Scotts Flat project walk will continue; second walk planned

January 26, 2018

Jan. 26 Contact: Susan Lauer (530) 271-6735 ext. 335 lauers@nidwater.com Despite the recent weather and poor driving conditions near Scotts Flat, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will continue with the project walk this morning at 9:00 am beginning at Gate 1, Scotts Flat Campground. We understand some may not be able to attend this morning’s walk.  […]

NID ready to test public schools for lead contamination under new law

January 23, 2018

News Release Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is ready to assist local schools under a new law that requires water utilities to complete lead sampling of drinking water supplies of public schools built before 2010. The new sampling requirement took effect Jan. 1, when Assembly Bill (AB) 746 became law under the jurisdiction of the State […]

Loma Rica Reservoir cleanup creates more water capacity for community and fire use

January 18, 2018

                                                                     Jan. 18, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer lauers@nidwater.com   A large-scale effort to remove sediment from the Loma Rica Reservoir has reclaimed lost water storage of about 12,000 cubic yards of material. That means NID has regained water storage of about 2.4 million gallons (or 7.4 acre-feet) that can be used for community supplies. Just […]

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