Board wrap: Project to connect the E. George and Lake Wildwood water systems proceeds, District water storage is 108 percent of average

May 27, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will move ahead with the first phase of an important water extension project that will provide a redundant, supplemental and emergency treated water supply to the Lake Wildwood Water Treatment Plant (LWWTP). The approval came during a May 27 board meeting. Present were President Ricki Heck, Vice President Chris Bierwagen, […]

NID wishes you an enjoyable Memorial Day holiday

May 22, 2020

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 we apologize that during the COVID-19 pandemic, we can’t welcome you to enjoy the full activities offered at our many recreation facilities. Yet NID trails remain […]

NID’s Recreation Facilities at Scotts Flat & Rollins Reservoirs Remain Closed through Memorial Day – Trails and the Bowman and Jackson Meadows Areas Open, Access is Weather Dependent

May 21, 2020

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will keep its campgrounds and boat launches at Scotts Flat and Rollins reservoirs closed over the Memorial Day weekend. The District is currently working with Nevada County Health Departments to create a safe boating environment that minimizes the risk of COVID-19 transmission. We anticipate to have appropriate measures in place to […]

NID Lowers Irrigation Canal Levels Due to Storm – Expect to Return to Seasonal Levels by Wednesday

May 18, 2020

(Grass Valley, CA – May 18, 2020) The heavy rains have caused the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) to take precautions and lower the amount of water flowing to its irrigation canals. The District is following its storm action plan, which looks at storm projections and canal levels to determine when water levels in the canals […]

Supporting our youth: NID awards internship scholarships to graduating high school students

May 15, 2020

Congratulations to Nevada Union High School graduating seniors Coal Barker and Logan Vanderhoof In keeping with its commitment to the community and support of our youth, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has awarded two scholarships to Nevada Union High School graduating seniors, Coal Barker and Logan Vanderhoof, for paid internships with the district. Jana Kolakowski, […]

NID CELEBRATES ENDANGERED SPECIES DAY – Encourages Community to Get to Know Local Species

May 14, 2020

(Grass Valley, CA May 15, 2020) The Nevada Irrigation District manages thousands of acres of forest that is the source of our water supply. Our forest management efforts are creating healthier forests that result in greater water capture for NID customers, reduced wildfire risk for the community and a safer home for many plants and […]

Board Meeting Wrap: Directors approve Doty North Canal siphon replacement, authorize contract for Hemphill project

May 14, 2020

Improving raw water delivery to Placer County customers and moving forward with a fish passage project were actions taken by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors during their May 13 meeting, conducted via videoconference. Present were President Ricki Heck, Vice President Chris Bierwagen, and Directors Scott Miller, Nick Wilcox and Laura Peters. After […]

As Businesses Reopen NID Advises Flushing Water Systems – NID to Waive Water Fees for System Flushing for Customers

May 12, 2020

(Grass Valley, CA – May 12, 2020) As businesses prepare to reopen, NID recommends taking time to flush water systems and offers to waive the cost of the water used. It is important to flush a building’s water system when it has been idled for more than one week. This is important because without regular […]

Recreation Remains Closed, Trails Open

April 29, 2020

Nevada Irrigation Recreation Facilities Remain Closed with Trails Open The weather is warming and we are all eager to get outside. Everyone at NID, like many of you, is eager to see our popular recreation sites reopened. However, NID must follow CDC and the Nevada County Health Officer advisories as it makes a decision about […]

Irrigation Season Brings Water to Families & Farms Comes with Canal Safety Message – “Stay Out & Stay Alive”

April 27, 2020

April means the seasonal irrigation water is flowing through canals to farms and other irrigation customers throughout Nevada and Placer Counties. Spring also means warmer weather and more people out walking and enjoying the natural beauty of the foothills. While water from canals is the lifeblood for many local farms, it also can be dangerous […]

A letter to the community from Board President Ricki Heck: NID takes steps to keep the water flowing and ease hardships of COVID-19 pandemic

April 27, 2020

The Nevada Irrigation District is closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our community. We know these are trying times, and want to reassure our 25,000 customers and the community that we are here to help, in some way, ease your burden and stress around water delivery. Over 200 NID women and men […]

Nevada Irrigation District Offers Customers New Online Billing and Payment Option

April 24, 2020

Responding to customer demand for an electronic payment option, NID has launched a new online billing and payment platform. The new system makes billing information available to NID customers on most electronic devices 24 hours per day, seven days per week. “We are pleased to provide customers with online options. There are several ways customers […]

Board Meeting Wrap: NID will purchase two back-up generators to ensure reliability during public safety power outages

April 22, 2020

To ensure reliable operations during public safety power shutoffs, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors has authorized the purchase of two back-up generators. The Board took action during an April 22 videoconference with President Ricki Heck, Vice President Chris Bierwagen, and Directors Scott Miller, Nick Wilcox and Laura Peters present. Directors authorized the […]

The Spring 2020 edition of WaterWays customer newsletter is available

April 15, 2020

The spring edition of the WaterWays customer newsletter is available on the Nevada Irrigation (NID) website. Highlights in this issue of NID WaterWays include: • COVID-19: NID takes precautions while keeping your water safe and flowing • Cancellations and closures during this health emergency • NID has ample water – surplus declared for the year […]

NID Irrigation Water Season Underway: Water Begins to Flow to Fields and Farms on April 15

April 14, 2020

Like it has for generations, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is ready to begin seasonal irrigation water deliveries to customers throughout Nevada and Placer counties. This year the water is scheduled to start flowing on Wednesday, April 15. NID’s 500 miles of canal deliver irrigation water to about 5,600 customers who irrigate more than 30,000 […]