Board Meeting Wrap: NID declares surplus water supply; April 22 Board meeting to be conducted via video conference

April 8, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors supported a declaration for surplus water during an April 8 teleconference with President Ricki Heck, Vice President Chris Bierwagen, and Directors Scott Miller, Nick Wilcox and Laura Peters all present. Each year, prior to the start of irrigation season that begins in mid-April, Directors review forecasted water […]

NID April Snow survey: precipitation below average; reservoir levels near average for the season

April 6, 2020

Near-average precipitation in March helped bolster overall levels in the watersheds that are the source for Nevada Irrigation District (NID) water supply, but the totals still fall below average. On a brighter note, the District’s reservoirs remain at near average for the season. NID surveyors trekked to different locations in the Sierra last week to […]

NID will temporarily reduce customer service hours

March 30, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) announces it will reduce customer service hours until further notice due to the coronavirus COVID-19. The new temporary hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday. During these hours, customer service personnel are available to assist customers via telephone and email at (530) 273-6185 and To reduce the […]

NID shifts to electronic invoicing for all vendors

March 27, 2020

In an effort to reduce the transmission risk of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is moving to mandatory electronic invoicing for all vendors, effective immediately. Under the new procedure, NID invoices and statements are to be submitted electronically to, according to NID Finance Manager/Treasurer Marvin Davis. Paper invoices will not […]

NID Directors adopt a COVID-19 Declaration of Emergency

March 26, 2020

To protect customers and District employees while ensuring water deliveries are maintained, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors declared a state of emergency during a special meeting by teleconference on Thursday. The NID Declaration accompanies state and federal declarations of emergency to make additional resources available, formalize emergency actions already underway across multiple […]

NID completes the first phase of the crucial Combie Canal replacement project – under budget and ahead of schedule

March 25, 2020

Keeping infrastructure intact and functioning is important to efficient water delivery. For nearly 100 years the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has kept the water flowing. It was an especially good day for local water deliveries on Tuesday, March 24, when the first flow of water was sent through a stretch of new pipeline, vital infrastructure […]

NID closes its Grass Valley Business Center and all recreational facilities

March 20, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is closing its Business Center in Grass Valley, as well as all of its recreational facilities and campgrounds in efforts to reduce the transmission risk of the coronavirus COVID-19. The closures are effective immediately until further notice. The temporary closure includes all campgrounds and boat launches at Scotts Flat Reservoir […]

Raw Water Master Plan update: we want to hear from you! Take a short survey

March 19, 2020

NID is moving ahead with the update to its Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP), a comprehensive plan that will address our community’s water future. Our aim is to maximize public input and conduct an update process that is as open and transparent as possible. The plan will benefit from an outreach process that increases public […]

A Message from General Manager, Remleh Scherzinger, on COVID-19

March 17, 2020

At the Nevada Irrigation District (NID), we are entrusted with providing our customers with safe, clean and reliable water. Safeguarding our community during this unprecedented period is no different. As California and the nation confront the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, I want to update you on how Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is responding. NID continues with […]

Rest assured: area tap water is safe to drink

March 13, 2020

In the midst of growing fears about the spread of the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) and the cities of Grass Valley (GV) and Nevada City (N/C) want to reassure the public that treated tap water is safe to drink. The local water systems are interconnected and can ensure water quality in […]

Board meeting wrap: Directors accept Cost of Service study, authorize an evaluation of the South Yuba Canal

March 11, 2020

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Directors agreed to receive and file the 2020 Cost of Service Study and begin the 2020 rate setting, during their March 11 meeting. Present were President Ricki Heck, Vice President Chris Bierwagen, Scott Miller, Laura Peters and Nick Wilcox. The 2020 Cost of Service Study, originally presented at the Feb. 26 […]

Easter Egg Hunt (April 11) at Orchard Springs Campground has been canceled

March 10, 2020

The 13th annual Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Springs Campground is scheduled for Saturday, April 11, has been canceled to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus.  

NID fire fuel reduction work continues on trees around Scotts Flat Lake Campground, Gate 2

March 9, 2020

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is continuing efforts continue to remove hazardous trees and create a healthier forest that is more resilient to wildfire around Scotts Flat Reservoir. The fire fuel reduction, being done as part of the Sierra Nevada Conservancy partnership grant Phase 4, now is focusing on Scotts Flat Campground, Gate 2. Please note […]

NID snowpack survey: 46 percent of average for water content; reservoirs are near average for this time of year as water management tightens

March 6, 2020

Following a dry February, Nevada Irrigation District (NID) snowpack has shrunk on snow courses that provide water to its customers. During a Feb. 27 survey, NID hydrographers found the average water content in the snowpack was 12.96 inches, just 46 percent of the 28.4-inch average for this time of year, at the District’s five high-elevation […]

Nevada Irrigation District launches a new program to provide toilet rebates

March 4, 2020

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has launched a new toilet rebate program for its treated water residential customers. The program will offer up to $100 when eligible customers replace their older inefficient toilets with high-efficient WaterSense-labeled toilets. Toilets are a primary source of indoor water use, accounting for nearly 30 percent of an average home’s indoor […]