Scotts Flat forestry health project set to begin

January 16, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is set to begin the removal of fire fuels, including hazardous trees and dense dying vegetation, on its property at Scotts Flat Reservoir. The project will significantly reduce the potential for catastrophic fire risk to forested lands adjacent to the reservoir and to nearby residential communities. Work is scheduled to begin […]

Op-Ed: The Centennial Reservoir Project thoughts and process

January 8, 2018

By NID Director Nick Wilcox As a Nevada Irrigation District Director, I have the responsibility to ensure our water supply into the future.  Climate change is shrinking the snowpack, our largest reservoir, and NID must adapt and plan for the future. Increasing the District’s storage capacity in wet years, to carry us over multiple critically […]

Dec. 13 NID Board Meeting Highlights

December 14, 2017

Will Morebeck named 2018 Board President; new recreation fees will benefit outdoor areas Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors elected new officers for 2018 and a slight fee increase to benefit recreation facilities were among topics addressed during the Dec. 13 meeting. Present were President Nick Wilcox, Vice President […]

NID purchases a new outlet valve for Rollins Lake

December 12, 2017

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) continues to work with state and federal regulators to ensure its dams and reservoirs are operated in a safe, efficient manner. To that end, a replacement for an aging outlet valve at Rollins Lake near Chicago Park has been ordered, and District officials offer assurances that public safety was never […]

NID Directors authorize opening the security gate on Scotts Flat Spillway

November 17, 2017

Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will immediately open the security gate installed on the Scotts Flat Spillway so the public can gain access across the dam infrastructure. During a special meeting on Friday, NID’s Board of Directors also directed that new signage be installed to alert the public about no jumping […]

Special Board of Directors meeting scheduled to discuss Scotts Flat Spillway gate

November 13, 2017

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has scheduled a special Board of Directors meeting to discuss concerns and alternatives regarding the Scotts Flat Spillway gate at 9 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 17. NID staff members met on Wednesday, Nov. 8 and have identified an immediate alternative plan to keep the gate open until a permanent solution […]

NID Nov. 8 Board Meeting Highlights

November 9, 2017

NID Directors authorize donation to the Nevada County Historical Society and discuss Drought Contingency Plan   Grass Valley, CA – A donation to the Nevada County Historical Society for a kitchen remodel and the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) drought contingency plan were among topics addressed during the Nov. 8 Board of Directors meeting. Present were […]

NID pursues integrated vegetation management options

November 9, 2017

Continuing its efforts to find better ways to reduce the use of herbicides, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) stays committed to fine-tuning its vegetation management. The District has learned it has qualified for the second round of a Pest Management Research Grant Program through the state Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR). More than $1 million in […]

NID Oct. 25 Board Meeting Highlights

November 3, 2017

Contact: Susan Lauer (530) 271-6735 ext. 335   NID Directors ratify employee union agreement, and authorize contracts for Loma Rica sediment removal and the rebuilding of the Orchard Springs Campground store   Grass Valley, CA – Acceptance of a new three-year labor agreement for NID employees, authorizing work to remove sediment in the Loma Rica […]

NID will form committee to explore options for Scotts Flat Dam Spillway

October 19, 2017

Contact: Susan Lauer (530) 271-6735 ext. 335 NID will form committee to explore options for Scotts Flat Dam Spillway Grass Valley, CA – A number of options to reduce illegal activities while continuing to allow access across Scotts Flat Dam spillway were proposed during last night’s special meeting of the Nevada Irrigation District’s Water and […]

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