Delivering Water for Life

When you turn on the tap, shower, soak your garden or flush the toilet, the water you need is there. It’s reliable, high-quality and affordable because of nearly 100 years of hard work by men and women who’ve built, maintained and thoughtfully planned Nevada Irrigation District’s robust and sustainable water system. NID is dedicated to delivering water for life—water that supports the lifestyle, values, and safety of our community.



Watershed Stewardship at Scotts Flat

watershed-stewardshipNevada Irrigation District (NID) places a high priority on watershed stewardship. Focused efforts improve the health of watersheds, which are our ultimate source of water. This video details NID projects addressing forest health and fire risk at Scotts Flat Reservoir, situated among the tall pines at the 3100-foot elevation nine miles east of Nevada City.


NID’s Vegetation Management Program

video_veg-mgt_webWith more than 400 miles of canals in Nevada and Placer counties, weed control is a big job for NID boundaries. The District’s integrated program aims to prevent algae and other growth from clogging canals, limiting access and affecting water deliveries.




South Yuba Canal

video_s-yuba-canal_webThe South Yuba Canal is a vital component for NID water deliveries. More than 30,000 people are served by this canal system, including the cities of Grass Valley and Nevada City, local fire stations, the Grass Valley Air Attack Base, county and city hydrant systems, schools and the Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital.




Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project

This pilot project will remove and clean approximately 70,000 cubic yards of sediment from Combie Reservoir using an innovative centrifuge process to reduce elemental mercury in the Bear River watershed. The removed sediment will reduce potential human exposure to methylmercury, as well as restore water storage capacity in the reservoir.


Water Conservation: Saving Water on the Farm through Drip Irrigation

water-conservationThis video profiles Rich Johansen, local farmer and NID customer, who conserves water through drip irrigation on his family’s 12 organic acres in Penn Valley.





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