Water and Hydroelectric Committee Proposes Public Outreach Strategy For Raw Water Master Plan update

May 8, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District is closer to hiring an independent firm to develop a comprehensive public outreach strategy for the Raw Water Master Plan update, the latest effort by the water district to ensure an open and transparent process. The NID Board of Directors will deliberate on a Request for Proposal (RFP) to seek a qualified […]

Greenhorn Sediment Removal DEIR Public Meeting May 8th, 2019

May 3, 2019

On May 8th, 2019 there will be a Public Meeting to discuss the Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) for the Greenhorn Sediment Removal at Rollins Reservoir. The meeting will start at 6:00 pm and will take place in the Nevada Irrigation District Board Room located at 1036 W. Main St, Grass Valley, CA 95945. Presented […]

Snowpack water content continues to be well above average – as spring snowmelt begins

May 2, 2019

Water content in snowpack remains well above average, boding well for Nevada Irrigation District (NID) water storage, according to the results of the District’s May snow survey. As of May 1, the average water content for NID’s five mountain courses was 41.1 inches. That was 149 percent of average for the year. Precipitation at Bowman […]

Now’s the time! Register for a free irrigated pasture management workshop – May 4

April 30, 2019

How to maintain a pasture and improve water management and system efficiency will be the topic of a free workshop on May 4. The workshop will be held at a private ranch in Penn Valley and feature indoor and outdoor presentations. Nevada Irrigation District (NID), Nevada County Resource Conservation District and University of California Agriculture […]

Fourth Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway set for May 11 – come and get it

April 30, 2019

The 4th Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway will be held from 7-11 am on May 11 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, Gate 8 off Brighton Street. Nearly 150 cubic yards of shredded cedar will be handed out free on a first-come first-served basis, courtesy of Nevada Irrigation District and sponsors Nevada County Resource Conservation District (NCRCD) […]

Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project team members receive ASCE award during banquet

April 29, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project team members were honored during an April 24 banquet as winners of the prestigious 2018 Small Project of the Year award, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers, Sacramento Section. The goal of the three-year pilot project is to remove sediment from Combie […]

NID Directors approve lower water rate increases, move effective date back to July 1

April 25, 2019

In a much-deliberated move, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors approved a softer water rate schedule than was initially proposed by the Cost of Service Study, reflecting the complex considerations around a fiscally responsible water service budget. Rate payers will only see a 5.72 percent increase across the board with a delayed effective […]

Notice: NID customer service office will be closed during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24

April 23, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customer service office will be closed during the afternoon of Wednesday, April 24 to assist with proceedings related to proposed water rate changes. The NID Board of Directors will convene at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 to conduct a Public Hearing to receive comments about proposed rates based […]

Area kids find fun and chocolate during NID’s 12th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Springs

April 22, 2019

The Easter Bunny made his grand entrance to the Orchard Springs Campground in a fire truck with lights and sirens blazing on Saturday, much to the delight of about 150 kids waiting in anticipation of an annual Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). With the Bunny leading the way, kids with […]

Orchard Spring Campground Easter Egg Hunt – April 20

April 15, 2019

Join us for the 12th annual Orchard Springs Easter Egg Hunt at 11:30 on Saturday, April 20. Prize eggs to be found and a special appearance by the Easter Bunny!    

Mulch Magic Giveaway is back! Saturday, May 11

April 12, 2019

FREE MULCH Available for Pick-up  Saturday May, 11 2019 7:00 am – 11:00 am Location: Nevada County Fairgrounds- Enter Gate 8 off Brighton Street (event will be held in arena) **Limit 1 cubic yard per vehicle** First come, first served while supplies last. For personal use only; not  for resale or commercial use. Loading your […]

Report: Rollins Reservoir generates as much as $4.87 million for local economy

April 11, 2019

Boating, camping and fishing at Rollins Reservoir provide extremely valuable but often-overlooked benefits – millions of dollars in spending at nearby businesses and as many as 50 jobs for the region. The almost 108,000 people – both daytime and overnight visitors – last summer at Rollins Reservoir had a significant economic impact on the cities […]

Join Us for A Tour of NID’s Recent Forestry Project at Scotts Flat Reservoir

April 8, 2019

Join Nevada Irrigation District (NID) staff on a tour at Scotts Flat Reservoir to learn more about the Scotts Flat Fire Fuels Reduction and Healthy Forest Project. The tour is featured as part of Know Your Watershed month, and is free of charge and open to everyone. NID has initiated the third year of its […]

NID Supports the Annual Nevada County STEAM Expo

April 4, 2019

NID will once again send a team of employees to help judge student science projects during the Nevada County STEAM Expo on Friday, April 5. The District, which is a sponsor of the event, also will have an information table with fun activities in the career exploration wing on Saturday when the event will be […]

Thank you to all who attended the NID water rates public meeting

April 4, 2019

Thank you to those attending the April 3 NID public meeting to discuss proposed changes in water rates. We appreciate the comments and questions during the informational workshop, held from 6-8 pm at the Nevada County Rood Center and livestreamed by the Nevada County Digital Media Center. The workshop was a continuation of NID’s efforts […]