Grass Valley, CA April 13, 2018 – The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted to approve a declaration for surplus water and authorized a contract to construct the Bowman-Spaulding canal liner during its April 11 meeting.

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

The Board reviewed current water supply conditions and made a surplus water declaration for 2018. The declaration is based on the following:
• District reservoir storage as of March 31 is 248,675 acre-feet, which is 137 percent of average for this time of year
• Forecasted April-July runoff (from the Department of Water Resources) currently sits at 67 percent of average
• April 1 availability from all sources is in excess of 300,000 acre-feet.
Read more here.

In other NID matters, the Board unanimously agreed to award a contract with Hansen Brothers Enterprises Inc. in the amount of $450,456.80 to construct the 2018 Bowman-Spaulding Canal Liner Replacement Project. Read more about the project here.

The General Manager reported the District did not receive a $300,000 grant from the California Department of Pesticide Regulation for its efforts to find alternative methods to keep weeds, grass and problematic vegetation at bay along canals. NID began tests to finding effective solutions earlier this month, regardless of grant notification, and is committed to the study.

The next regular meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at the NID Business Center located at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley. NID Board meetings are open to the public.