Board of Directors meeting wrap: Approvals made for a surplus water declaration and a contract for the Bowman-Spaulding canal liner replacement project

April 12, 2018

Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to approve a declaration for surplus water and authorized a contract to construct the Bowman-Spaulding canal liner during its April 11 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors Nancy Weber, Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller. The […]

NID to hold a public discussion about below-dam trail options at Scotts Flat Reservoir

April 11, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) will be holding an open discussion regarding below-dam trail options at Scotts Flat Reservoir on April 17, 2018. The meeting will be held at 6:00 pm at the District’s Board Room located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. This meeting is an opportunity for public input, comment and discussion […]

NID begins tests to find ways to reduce the use of toxic herbicides

March 29, 2018

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is beginning a testing study to find less toxic methods for its program to keep weeds, grass and problematic vegetation at bay along its canals. When vegetation restricts water flows, there can be many impacts, including reduced water quality, compromised deliveries to customers and added costs. In addition, impeded water flow […]

Board Wrap: Waterline approved for Timberwood Estates; March precip at Bowman Lake is 192 percent of average

March 28, 2018

Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to approve an agreement for the installation of a waterline at the new Timberwood Estates subdivision during its March 28 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors Nancy Weber, Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller. The Board […]

Don’t miss NID’s 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt at Orchard Springs – March 31

March 27, 2018

Join us for this community event! The Nevada Irrigation District’s 11th Annual Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 31 at Orchard Springs Campground on Larsen Road. Festivities include special prize eggs and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Admission is free, and the event will be held rain or shine.

Board of Directors meeting wrap: Board adds to Scotts Flat fire hazard and tree removal project

March 14, 2018

Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors unanimously approved a $50,000 addition to the Scotts Flat North Fire Hazard and Tree Removal Project during its March 14 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors Nancy Weber, Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller. Board members heard a […]

NID snowpack survey: Hope for more snow continues despite a slow start

March 1, 2018

The latest snow survey conducted by Nevada Irrigation District (NID) on Feb. 27 found the average water content for the five highest elevation snow courses was 7.7 inches, which is 27 percent of the 28.8-inch average for this time of year. “February was one of the driest on record; however the forecast looks promising for […]

Board of Directors Feb. 28 meeting wrap

March 1, 2018

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to extend a contract for specialty inspection services for the Bear River siphon replacement project and participated in a public workshop focusing on fiscal management and reserves during its Feb. 28 meeting. Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors Nancy Weber, […]

Scotts Flat project walk is rescheduled to Friday morning due to weather forecast

February 22, 2018

The guided walk to tour Nevada Irrigation District’s Scotts Flat Forestry Project site has been rescheduled due to weather forecasts of snow tonight and tomorrow. The walk, initially scheduled for Thursday morning, will take place at 10 am on Friday, Feb. 23. The public is welcome to join the walk, which will begin at Gate […]

Board Meeting Wrap – Feb 14, 2018

February 15, 2018

NID won’t appeal rating of state funding application for proposed Centennial Reservoir; environmental report work to begin on Hemphill Diversion Structure Grass Valley, CA – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to not appeal a rating of its Centennial Reservoir Project application for state funding, and also authorized a contract for environmental […]

Water line breaks on Sapphire Drive in Auburn

February 14, 2018

News Release Feb. 14, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer (530) 271-6735 ext. 335 lauers@nidwater.com   A main water line on Sapphire Drive in the Auburn Greens subdivision in Auburn burst at approximately 1:00 pm Wednesday afternoon. The break caused a water outage to about 80 dwellings. A Nevada Irrigation District crew has responded and is conducting […]

Nevada Irrigation District Spending Authority Amount Clarification

February 8, 2018

News Release Feb. 8, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer This is a clarifying note; the Nevada Irrigation District General Manager has spending authority in the amount of $100,000 per Board policy. The Administrative Practices Committee has spending authority up to $250,000, and the Board of Directors has spending authority on amounts of $250,001 and above.  All […]

NID surveys indicate mountain snowpack at 33 percent of average

February 5, 2018

News Release Feb. 5, 2018 Contact: Susan Lauer The mountain snowpack holds 33 percent of average water content, based on the latest snow survey by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). NID snow surveyors measured snowpack depth and water content on five snow courses ranging in elevation from 4,850 feet to 7,800 feet on Jan. 31. […]

NID responds to tanker explosion to protect water source and watershed

February 2, 2018

News Release Feb. 2, 2018 Although there is no indication fuel or oil reached the Bear River, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) continues to monitor water flows for possible contaminants following a Jan. 31 fatal head-on collision between a tow truck and a tanker truck that occurred on Highway 20, west of Interstate 80 near […]

NID receives award for excellence in financial reporting

January 29, 2018

Grass Valley – For the second year, Nevada Irrigation District has received the Excellence in Financial Reporting by Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR). Earning the award is recognition of NID’s continuing efforts to deliver exceptional quality service and financial openness. “The Certificate […]

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