Local water conservation efforts for May

July 19, 2018

Overall, NID’s treated water customers consumed 20 percent less water in May than in 2013, the benchmark year used before the drought. In terms of daily water use, NID customers averaged 160 residential gallons per capita day (R-GPCD) in May. Statewide, the average was 94.4 R-GPCD for the same period. Also, a comparison of May […]

Raw Water Master Plan update: the selection of a facilitator is underway

July 16, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is updating its Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP) to identify a vision and develop alternatives to meet our community’s water needs for the next 50 years. Alternatives will be developed and presented as pathways for the Board of Directors to discuss and select. The process includes a facilitated community involvement component […]

Board of Directors July 11 meeting has been cancelled – next meeting is July 25

July 9, 2018

The President of the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors has cancelled the regular meeting scheduled for Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 9:00 a.m. The next regular meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Read the notification here.

Summertime ups and downs in reservoir management

July 3, 2018

Blazing summertime temperatures are driving fun-loving recreationists to the cooling waters of regional lakes and rivers. Nevada Irrigation District (NID)’s nine reservoirs are an especially big draw for folks who boat, swim, kayak, fish, etc. Water levels in these reservoirs are constantly changing this time of year, as NID water managers adjust levels to meet […]

SAVE THE DATE – NID will host a Community Choice Aggregation roundtable on August 23

July 3, 2018

NID will host a Community Choice Aggregation roundtable on August 23 Learn how our community can deliver savings on electric bills and provide clean, renewable power Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a growing trend in California as a way for local governments and utility agencies to provide residents and businesses with a choice of an […]

NID Board of Directors authorizes $6.6M for Combie Reservoir Mercury Removal Project

June 28, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors agreed to award contracts worth $6.6 million to the Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project during its June 27 meeting. This pilot project will remove and clean approximately 80,000 cubic yards of sediment from Combie Reservoir using an innovative centrifuge process to reduce elemental mercury in […]

Board of Directors June 27 meeting wrap

June 28, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors unanimously agreed to authorize contracts worth millions for the Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project. They also made a revision to District policy regarding the replacement of service laterals during its June 27 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors […]

Local water conservation efforts are solid for April

June 13, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customers are continuing their water conservation efforts; daily water use was down in April compared to April 2017, and there have been solid overall savings since the drought years. Overall, NID’s treated water customers consumed 35.3 percent less water in April than in 2013, the benchmark year used before the drought, according […]

The 3rd Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway is a success!

June 6, 2018

Residents with trucks lined up before 7 am to load free shredded redwood mulch during NID’s annual Mulch Magic Giveaway on June 2. By 12:30 pm, all of the piles of mulch – a total of 150 cubic yards – were gone! In its third year, this year the giveaway had a new format – people collected […]

NID hosts students to experience a watershed first-hand

June 5, 2018

The Deer Creek watershed recently served as a lovely backdrop for local school kids to learn about nature and gain hands-on experience caring for the environment. Coordinating with South Yuba River Citizens’ League’s Restoration Coordinator Karli Foreman, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) hosted a group of students from Yuba River Charter School, who arrived at Scotts […]

NID responds to Squirrel Creek truck crash to protect community water source

June 1, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) crews responded to a hazardous materials spill after a truck owned by a private party crashed into Squirrel Creek on Wednesday, May 30. In addition to providing emergency spill equipment, District crews followed up with cleanup and disposal efforts. The mid-day accident occurred when a dump truck reportedly lost its brakes […]

Board of Directors May 23 meeting wrap:

May 23, 2018

News Release                                                                                                                                                                                       Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors adopted an addendum to the Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project, and encumbered funds for the Iron Horse/Brewer Road Waterline Extension project during its May 23 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and […]

Sunshine greets NID’s 11th annual ‘No Motor Day’ at Scotts Flat

May 21, 2018

Saturday’s 11th annual “No Motor Day” at Scotts Flat Reservoir featured a bright, sunny day and a full lake for sailboats, canoes, kayaks and paddleboards. Use of motorized boats was suspended for the day. Throughout the day on May 19, free kayak and paddleboard demos were offered by Mountain Recreation of Grass Valley. The Gold […]

May 19 workshop offers a first-hand look at irrigated pasture management

May 21, 2018

Some two dozen people attended a workshop on how to maintain a pasture and improve water management and system efficiency at the Robinson Ranch in Penn Valley on May 19. Nevada Irrigation District (NID), Nevada County Resource Conservation District and University of California Agriculture and Natural Resources sponsored the event. Dan Macon, University of California […]

NID Hosts ‘No Motor Day’ May 20 at Scotts Flat Reservoir

May 10, 2018

The quiet, natural beauty of Scotts Flat Reservoir will be showcased on Sunday, May 20, as the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) hosts its 11th annual “No Motor Day.” NID Recreation Manager Monica Reyes said the District has organized the event in response to community requests and as part of an overall effort to operate in […]

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