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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 […]

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NID Declares a Drought Emergency, requests customers to voluntarily conserve water

GRASS VALLEY, Calif. April 29, 2021 – Bracing for expanding drought conditions and dwindling local water supply, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors proclaimed a drought emergency throughout the District’s service area, which includes portions of Nevada, Placer, Yuba counties. The declaration was made during the Board’s April 28 meeting. As part of […]

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NID completes vital Combie Phase 1 Canal and Bear River Siphon Project

The crucial pipeline system that transports more than half of the water delivered by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has been completed. The Combie Phase I and Bear River Siphon Project replaces aging infrastructure from below the Combie Reservoir to customers in southern Nevada and western Placer counties. The complex project had two components: replacement […]

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NID Snow Survey: Snowpack at 79 percent of average; reservoir levels at 84 percent of average

March 2, 2021 – Despite mild weather in February, snowpack remains decent on the snow courses that provide water to Nevada Irrigation District (NID) customers. During measurements taken Feb. 24-26, NID surveyors found the average water content in the Sierra snowpack was 22.2 inches, which is 79 percent of the normal average of 28 inches […]

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NID Snow Survey: storms deliver; snowpack still below normal and reservoir levels at 87% of average

February 9, 2021 – The recent storms helped increase the amount of precipitation in the watersheds that are the source for Nevada Irrigation District (NID) water supply, yet totals for the season remain lower than normal for the year. “January produced near average precipitation for the month. The storms after January 26 added approximately 6 […]

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New NID Directors sworn in

December 9, 2020 – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) welcomes two new members to its Board of Directors. Rich Johansen (Division V) and Karen Hull (Division III) were sworn in on Wednesday. Dec. 9, during a regular NID Board meeting. The new directors join Ricki Heck (Division I), Chris Bierwagen (Division II) and Laura Peters (Division IV in […]