NID Board of Directors meeting wrap: Directors pass Orr Creek Reservoir cleaning and infrastructure improvements; authorize revision to meeting agendas

January 9, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors voted to authorize major work to the Orr Creek diversion facility and revise the order of meeting agendas during their Jan. 9 meeting. Present were President Scott Miller, Vice President Ricki Heck, Chris Bierwagen, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox.

Directors adopted a mitigated negative declaration and approved the Orr Creek Reservoir Cleaning and Infrastructure Improvement Project, which calls for the removal 10,000 cubic yards of sediment from the diversion facility (in operation since 1852) as well as repairs to the structure. Read more about the project here.

Directors also unanimously voted to adopt a resolution to update District policy regarding the Board meeting agenda, moving special orders to the top of the agenda and amending the proposed resolution to keep warrants in General Orders. Read more about the resolution here.

The General Manager reported District water storage is 180,031 acre-feet, which is 67 percent of maximum capacity or 96 percent of average for the water year. Precipitation (as measured at Bowman Lake) is 70 percent of average at 20 inches.

The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 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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