NID Directors Approve the District’s 2021 Budget

September 24, 2020

NID Directors have approved the District’s 2021 budget, featuring actions to reduce expenses and stabilize reserves. The Board took action during its Sept. 23 meeting. The overall calendar year budget includes a $40.3 million operating Water Division budget along with a capital project budget of $6 million, a $24.1 million Hydroelectric Division budget and a […]

NID Hosts Water Planning Projections – Technical Clarification Public Meeting September 24 at 10:00 a.m. via Zoom

September 18, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) today announced that it has added a Technical Clarification Public Meeting to its outreach associated with the Water Planning Projections released in August. NID has arranged to have HDR, NID’s consultant that prepared the Hydrologic Analysis, the Water Supply Analysis, and the Demand Projection, available to answer technical clarifying questions […]

Mountain recreation facilities temporarily closed due to fire risk

September 9, 2020

Due to dangerous fire conditions, all developed campgrounds and day-use sites in the Tahoe National Forest have been temporarily closed. These closures also include Nevada Irrigation District (NID) recreation facilities in the Jackson Meadows – Bowman Lake areas. The USDA Forest Service Pacific Southwest Region announced the temporary closures and additional fire restrictions across most […]

Meeting Cancellations

September 8, 2020

Due to the PG&E public safety power shutoff, the Nevada Irrigation District has canceled a committee meeting on Tuesday and Board of Directors meeting on Wednesday. The cancellations are: Engineering Committee meeting, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Tuesday Sept.8 Board of Directors meeting, scheduled for 9:00 a.m. Wednesday. Sept. 9

The Hemphill Diversion Structure Project: public invited to review and comment on alternatives

September 4, 2020

The Initial Study for the Hemphill Diversion Structure Project has been released, and the public is invited to review alternatives to allow for fish passage beyond the structure on Auburn Ravine near Lincoln. The 30-day review period for the Initial Study began on Sept. 3 and will end on Monday Oct. 5. During this period, […]

TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE – Fire Fuel Reduction Work at Scotts Flat Reservoir Trail from Sept. 2 – 4

August 31, 2020

The trail between the Gate 1 and Gate 2 campgrounds at Scotts Flat Reservoir will be closed from Wednesday, Sept. 2 through Friday, Sept. 4 for vegetation removal to reduce wildfire risk. The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) must close the trail between the two campgrounds for the safety of the public. A local contractor will […]

NID Posts Water Planning Projections on Website for Public Review

August 27, 2020

(Grass Valley, CA August 27, 2020) – The Nevada Irrigation District today posted its updated Water Planning Projections to its website. The three studies, taken together, help NID determine if its water storage and delivery system will provide sufficient water to meet customer demands over time and under variable conditions. The 2020 Water Planning Projections […]

NID restricts campfires in campgrounds to reduce wildfire risk

August 27, 2020

Because of hot weather and dry conditions, campfires are now prohibited on recreational facilities owned and operated by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). The ban includes developed campgrounds around Scotts Flat Reservoir and Rollins Reservoir, as well as dispersed camping and recreational facilities in the higher elevations around the Jackson Meadows – Bowman Lake areas. […]

Board Wrap: District will stay with water rates adopted in 2019

August 26, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors accepted the recommendation of the Water Rates Committee to implement a rate increase adopted in the water rates package approved last year. The decision was made during the Aug. 26 teleconference with President Ricki Heck, and Directors Scott Miller, Nick Wilcox and Laura Peters all present. Vice […]

NID Board to Receive Water Planning Data at August 26th Meeting – Public Invited to Attend Via Zoom

August 25, 2020

(Grass Valley, CA August 24, 2020) – The Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors will receive a presentation on NID’s updated Water Planning Data at its Wednesday, August 26 meeting. The Water Planning Data consist of three studies that help NID determine if its water storage and delivery system will provide sufficient water to meet […]

August 24 is National Hydropower Day – NID Clean Hydropower Does Double Duty for Customers

August 24, 2020

While Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customers count on the District to deliver water every day, little do they know that what comes out of their tap has already been put to good use producing clean, green, carbon-free power. In fact, NID generates enough hydroelectricity to power its own operations plus more than 60,000 homes each […]

Pack it in; pack it out … and other reminders for recreating in mountain watersheds

August 24, 2020

It’s time to take full advantage of the summer weather and venture up into the Sierra to hike, fish and camp at Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) mountain reservoirs. These lakes are remote, beautiful and refreshingly wet on a hot summer day. NID welcomes visitors to its campgrounds and recreational facilities in the Jackson Meadows – […]

NID Water Rates Committee will meet on Aug. 24 via teleconference

August 20, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is currently holding meetings of its Water Rates Committee to consider the best approach to implementing a new rate structure. The next meeting of the Water Rates Committee is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 24 at 2 p.m. via video-teleconference. For more information and to participate in the meeting via Zoom, […]

Lake Wildwood Water Safe Following Retardant Drop – Quick Action Prevented Impact to Drinking Water

August 19, 2020

(Grass Valley, CA August 18, 2020) – Nevada Irrigation District crews took quick action yesterday to ensure fire retardant from nearby firefighting efforts did not affect water entering its Lake Wildwood Treatment Plant. Yesterday afternoon, NID became aware that fire retardant dropped on the nearby Jones fire was also released into one of its canals […]

TRAIL CLOSURE NOTICE – Fire Fuel Reduction Work at Scotts Flat Reservoir Trail on Friday, Aug. 7

August 7, 2020

The trail between the Gate 1 and Gate 2 campgrounds at Scotts Flat Reservoir will be closed on Friday, Aug. 7 for vegetation removal to reduce wildfire risk. The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) must close the trail between the two campgrounds for the safety of the public. Work crews will be using chainsaws and other […]