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NID Annual Water Quality Report released

Grass Valley, Calif. – Nevada Irrigation District (NID) drinking water continues to meet and exceed state and federal public health standards. The District has released its Annual Water Quality Report (also known as the Consumer Confidence Report), which summarizes water quality monitoring and testing programs for the 2021 calendar year. The information focuses on water […]

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NID restricts campfires in campgrounds to reduce wildfire risk

Grass Valley, CA. June 6, 2022 – Fire use restrictions will go into effect Tuesday, June 7, at foothill recreational facilities owned and operated by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). Due to the drought, dry conditions and escalating temperatures, campfires will be prohibited in developed campgrounds around Scotts Flat Reservoir and Rollins Reservoir. Under the […]

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Irrigation season begins on April 15

Irrigation season begins on April 15, and the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is pleased to get flows in its canals to support local agriculture and general irrigation. The District maintains 500 miles of canals, and the raw water irrigates about 32,000 acres in Nevada and Placer counties. That water is used for diverse agricultural endeavors, […]

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NID storm update

Total precipitation from the Bowman Lake reporting station continues to run well above average. As of December 29, 2021, we have 39.9” of precipitation which is 163% of average for this time of year. Our reservoir storage is increasing, however, remains below average for this time of year. We are at 176,628 acre feet which […]

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NID Approves New Labor Contract and 2020 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors has approved a new 2.5-year labor contract, as well as its 2020 independently audited Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR). The 2020 CAFR showed NID is a better financial position as compared to last year. The District has reduced operating expenses by $3.7 million and increased unrestricted cash […]

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NID restricts campfires in campgrounds to reduce wildfire risk

Fire use restrictions will go into effect Thursday, June 17, at foothill recreational facilities owned and operated by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID). Due to the drought, hot weather and dry conditions, campfires will be prohibited in developed campgrounds around Scotts Flat Reservoir and Rollins Reservoir. Under the rules, campfires and open fires fueled by […]

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NID wishes you an enjoyable Memorial Day holiday – please be aware of wildfire risk and low water levels

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 High Sierra and foothill campgrounds are open and ready to welcome visitors. However, be aware of drought conditions and an ever-present risk of wildfire. […]

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NID will buy supplemental water from PG&E

To ensure an adequate water supply, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) is making arrangements to purchase supplemental water from Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E). The importance of finding additional water supplies continues to increase as drought intensifies. Based on an analysis and forecasts, the purchase of supplemental water is necessary to safeguard public health and […]

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Scotts Flat Lake trail will be closed Monday – Wednesday for fire fuels reduction work

The Scotts Flat Lake trail between Gates 1 and 2 will be closed Monday through Wednesday, May 24 – 26, for continued fire fuels reduction treatment. This will involve thinning trees and removing underbrush. This work is part of Nevada Irrigation District’s (NID) ongoing efforts to protect the watersheds in the District’s care. The forest […]