Grass Valley, CA April 26, 2018 – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to approve an update to the Raw Water Master Plan (RWMP) and to authorize an agreement with the Department of Water Resources (DWR) to proceed with the Combie Sediment and Mercury Removal Project during its April 25 meeting.

Present were President William Morebeck, Vice President John H. Drew, and Directors Nancy Weber, Nick Wilcox and Scott Miller.

The Board voted unanimously to approve $500,000 to update the RWMP, which charts NID’s course for the next 50 years. The process will include public participation to evaluate impacts and alternatives and develop community solutions for short-term and long-term needs. Read more here.

In other NID matters, the Board unanimously agreed to a $5.5 million agreement with DWR for the Combie Sediment and Mercury Removal Project. Read more about the project here.

The General Manager reported District water storage is 255,660 acre-feet, which is 95 percent of maximum capacity. As of April 18, Bowman Lake had received 66 inches of precipitation for the season, which is 106 percent of average. Snowpack is well below average for the year.

The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors, will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, May 23, 2018 (the May 9 meeting has been cancelled) at the NID Business Center located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. NID Board meetings are open to the public.