Some of the many ways NID is committed to conservation…

Water Efficiency

Nevada Irrigation District encourages wise use of water. Conservation and water use efficiency is important to preserving our precious water resources. Water is needed for drinking water, household use, growing food, commercial and industrial uses, groundwater recharge and the environment. more info

*New- Measure Your Water Use Calculator Click on the link and answer the questions to find out how much water your home uses and how to save water, energy and money.

Demonstration Garden

Master Gardeners and the Nevada Irrigation District cooperate to demonstrate sustainable landscape techniques for the home gardening public. The Nevada Irrigation District and the University of California signed an agreement to establish a demonstration garden in March 1991. NID installed water lines and electricity for irrigation timers. Master Gardeners designed and planted an herb garden that fall. The following year vegetable beds and fruit trees were planted. Master Gardeners plan, install and maintain the garden. more info

Fish Passage Project

Residents and fishermen in Lincoln, Placer County, witnessed a phenomenon not seen in years. At least 30 fall run Chinook salmon were counted in Auburn Ravine Creek inside Lincoln city limits.Through a series of meetings, NID and Placer County worked out preliminary details of a project that would allow fish migration at any flow level over and through the six-foot barrier at the water measurement station and the eroded creek bed below it. The goal was to bring a more natural condition to Auburn Ravine. The collaborative effort would become known the Auburn Ravine Fish Passage Project.  more info

Mulch Magic Giveaway

Mulch is a great tool to help save water. 2-3 inches of mulch helps retain water keeping the soil moist for longer periods of time. NID  will be hosting the 2020 Mulch Magic Giveaway, held at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Currently the date is TBD due to current events.