Public input workshops planned for Raw Water Master Plan update process

November 15, 2018

The public process to plan for the next 50 years of our community’s water is gearing up with the first Plan for Water workshops set for early December. The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) invites everyone to attend and start the dialogue about what strategies we will embrace to ensure a reliable, high-quality supply of water […]

NID takes steps toward purchase of PG&E’s Deer Creek Powerhouse assets, Chalk Bluff Canal and most of the South Yuba Canal

November 14, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is moving forward with a sale agreement to purchase a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) hydroelectric powerhouse and associated canals. At its November 14 meeting, the NID Board of Directors approved a resolution authorizing General Manager Rem Scherzinger to execute an agreement for the purchase of PG&E’s Deer Creek facilities, […]

Board of Directors Nov. 14 meeting wrap: NID will provide mutual aid to Camp Fire emergency; retiring Directors and personnel honored

November 14, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors agreed to provide mutual aid support to Paradise Irrigation District (PID) in the aftermath of the devastating Camp Fire in Butte County, during its Nov. 14 meeting. In addition, three Directors and two staff members were honored on the eve of their retirements. Resolutions of Appreciation were […]

NID will provide mutual aid to support Paradise Irrigation District during the Camp Fire emergency

November 14, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will provide mutual aid support to Paradise Irrigation District (PID) during the Camp Fire emergency in Butte County. NID’s Board of Directors unanimously agreed to provide the support during its Nov. 14 meeting. PID serves the Town of Paradise and delivers water to approximately 10,500 municipal, residential and commercial customers. The […]

Nevada Irrigation District welcomes new Directors to its Board

November 8, 2018

After months of campaigning and ballots still being tallied after Tuesday’s election, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is eager to welcome three new Directors to its five-member Board. “We look forward to working with our new Directors, and welcome their perspectives and community representation they will bring to the Board,” said NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger. […]

Water conservation: customers encouraged to stop outdoor water use during the upcoming winter season

November 6, 2018

Turning off sprinklers can save customers money and help find leaks Cold nights and cooler days will allow customers to save water – and money – this fall and winter. Customers are encouraged to stop their outdoor watering now. “Fall brings much color and also more precipitation to the region, from morning dew and rainfall […]

Board of Directors Oct. 24 meeting wrap: Directors hear a groundwater plan update and authorize a contract for Scotts Flat Campground work

October 25, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors received an update about the Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development and authorized a contract to C&D Contractors, Inc. of Nevada City for work at Scotts Flat Campground, during its Oct. 24 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck and Directors Nancy Weber, Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller. Vice President […]

Healthy watersheds – healthy community: NID showcases its watershed stewardship projects

October 18, 2018

About 100 people of all ages gathered Wednesday evening to learn about efforts to restore and protect the watersheds that provide our water, during Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) first watershed open house. “It’s all about the watershed,” said NID’s Environmental Resources Administrator Neysa King. “A watershed is the area of land that water flows through […]

Water quality improves as turbidity is reduced from Combie Reservoir flows

October 17, 2018

There is marked water quality improvement at Combie Reservoir after water levels dropped significantly last week, causing a turbidity event. After Nevada Irrigation District (NID) began raising water levels, turbidity has reduced, and water tests indicate oxygen levels are returning to normal in the reservoir. Additional testing also shows mercury levels at non-detectable in the […]

Water service back to normal after strong winds in Placer County

October 16, 2018

Water operations are back to normal in Placer County after strong Sunday winds caused a temporary disruption. Winds gusts beginning Sunday, Oct. 14 around 4 pm blew tree needles, leaves and debris into Combie Ophir Canal II and Combie Ophir Canal III. The debris plugged the racks and caused a temporary disruption to service. NID crews responded to clear […]

Winds cause temporary water service disruption in Placer County

October 15, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has announced water service disruption in Placer County due to Sunday’s high winds. Strong winds blew tree needles, leaves and debris into Combie Ophir Canal II and Combie Ophir Canal III, plugging the racks and causing a temporary disruption to service. NID crews have responded to remove the debris and clear […]

Don’t miss out! Watershed Open House is Wednesday

October 15, 2018

Learn how NID stewardship projects restore and protect the watersheds we depend upon. As agents of our natural resources, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) places a high priority on watershed stewardship. To share information about the many stewardship and restoration projects occurring throughout the district, NID is hosting an open house event from 5:30-6:45 PM on […]

In planning for our community’s water future, collaboration is key

October 12, 2018

There is nothing more vital to our community than a secure water resource. Water irrigates our farms, offers protection from fire, helps power our economy, sustains the environment and flows from our faucets. A complex system delivers our water, and it’s a tough resource to manage in a drought-prone state like California. That’s why long-term […]

Summer irrigation season ends and fall conservation begins

October 12, 2018

With the changing of the season comes a shift in water usage for Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customers, from field to suburb. Summer irrigation season ends on Oct. 14 for raw water customers, and now’s the time for fall conservation to begin for treated water customers. Agriculture irrigation October 14 marks the scheduled end of […]

Turbidity Concerns in the Bear River

October 11, 2018

In an effort to accommodate both a sediment removal project and a hydroelectric upgrade project during the annual Fall drawdown at Combie Reservoir, NID reduced reservoir water levels not seen in years. The drop in water elevation has caused a hydraulic scouring of previously settled silt in the bottom of the reservoir that has quickly […]

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