NID wildfire safety efforts will be highlighted during the July 24 Board of Directors meeting

July 19, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is working hard to protect our community against wildfire risks through diverse projects and programs. Details and examples of those efforts will be discussed during the Board of Directors meeting on July 24. NID managers will talk about what their departments are doing to assist with fire preparedness throughout our community. […]

NID drinking water continues to surpass state and federal standards

July 11, 2019

Drinking water supplied to customers of the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) continues to meet and surpass all state and federal public health standards, according to findings of the District’s annual water quality report. NID monitors its water for many different kinds of substances on a very strict sampling schedule. The annual report summarizes the results […]

New water meters will help track water use, detect leaks

June 27, 2019

Real-time tracking of water use and quickly identifying leaks are the major benefits of the latest generation of smart water meters being installed by Nevada Irrigation District (NID) for treated water customers. NID has installed about 6,400 Badger meter systems, a cellular communication system that provides up-to-the-minute information on water use and can help customers […]

June snow in high country; rapid snowmelt begins

June 11, 2019

A wet winter bringing large amounts of snow and unseasonably low spring temperatures to the Sierra combined to keep the snowpack lingering, so much so Nevada Irrigation District (NID) hydrographers were able to conduct surveys at English Mountain and Webber Peak on June 1. However, the National Weather Service says don’t expect it to be […]

NID awards two scholarships to Nevada Union High School students

May 31, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) awarded its first scholarships to two Nevada Union High School students during the Nevada Joint Union High School District’s Awards Night on May 30, 2019.   Congratulations to John Low and Tyler Velasquez, who were awarded scholarships valued at up to $15,000 each for 6-month paid internships at the District.  This […]

Notice – Temporary Raw Water Emergency Outage in Placer County

May 30, 2019

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) raw water customers throughout Placer County will experience reduced water delivery on Thursday, May 30 for most of the day. During a routine testing of the close and opening of the main gate valve at Combie Reservoir dam, the hydraulic system failed and District operators were unsuccessful in re-establishing the valve […]

NID wishes you an enjoyable Memorial Day holiday – please be aware of water conditions

May 23, 2019

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) would like to wish everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day. The holiday weekend typically kicks off the camping and outdoor recreation season, and the District’s Sierra foothill campgrounds are open and ready to welcome visitors. However, be aware of unsettled weather conditions, including scattered showers, thunderstorms and below-normal temperatures […]

Answers to Public Input Questions from April 9 WHO Committee Meeting

May 21, 2019

During the April 9 Water & Hydroelectric Operations Committee meeting, community members asked a number of questions. Here are the responses to those questions: Questions Regarding NID’s Strategic Plan 1. Does NID have a current Strategic Plan and if not why are you proceeding with the RWMP? Answer Yes, NID does have a valid Strategic […]

Tremendous turnout for NID’s Fourth Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway

May 20, 2019

Nearly 150 cubic yards of free shredded cedar mulch disappeared in less than two hours, during Nevada Irrigation District’s 4th Annual Mulch Magic Giveaway on May 11. Held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, the event began at 7 am with mulch available free to local residents on a first-come first-served basis. By 8:30 am, the […]

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 […]

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 […]