GRASS VALLEY, Calif. March 15, 2017 – The Nevada Irrigation District extends a sincere “Thank You” to those who attended the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) public scoping meetings, held earlier this month. The purpose of the meetings is to solicit public input for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), which will be prepared by the Corps for the proposed Centennial Reservoir Project.

The first meeting took place on March 1st at the Holiday Inn Auburn Hotel, and was attended by an estimated 150 interested parties. Approximately 350 people participated in the second meeting, held on March 2nd at the Gold Miners Inn/Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Grass Valley. Representatives from the Corps Sacramento District Office provided an overview of the proposed project, and were available to answer questions and receive public comments.

Feedback from the community is an essential component of the process, and is necessary for a complete evaluation of the impacts of the proposed project. NID greatly appreciates the hundreds who took part in the public involvement program by participating in the scoping meetings. The District welcomes public input on the proposed project, and looks forward to future community engagement.

The Draft EIS is expected to be available for public review and comment by January 2018. More information on the proposed project is posted on NID’s website at

Comments may be submitted by email at, or by mail at 1325 J Street, Room 1350, Sacramento, CA 95814-2922. For more information, please contact Ms. Kara Hellige at 970-259-1604, or at