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 reporting work on the Hemphill Diversion Structure replacement project during its Feb. 14 meeting.

Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors Nancy Weber, Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller.

The Board unanimously approved a request by the Foothills Water Network to not appeal the public benefit ratio scores on the Centennial Reservoir Project application to the California Water Commission. A recent state review gave low scores to the District’s application for state money to help fund the proposed project. In other NID Board matters, the Board unanimously authorized a $228,000 contract with Helix for California Environmental Quality Act work on the Hemphill Diversion structure replacement. Read more here.

The General Manager reported district water storage is 234,727 acre-feet, which is 140 percent of maximum capacity or 87 percent of average for the water year.

The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at the NID Business Center located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. NID Board meetings are open to the public.

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Contact: Susan Lauer (530) 271-6735 ext. 335

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