GRASS VALLEY, Calif. May 24, 2019 – 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 Sierra foothill campgrounds are open and ready to welcome visitors.

However, be aware of unsettled weather conditions, including scattered showers, thunderstorms and below-normal temperatures this weekend. At higher elevations, snow is possible, and many roads and trails remain closed.

Even though the temperatures are chilly, snowmelt is happening. Water flows are high, and reservoirs are full. Please use caution around all waterways and facilities.

NID strives to provide outstanding outdoor recreational opportunities at the District’s Sierra reservoirs. Camping, fishing, swimming, sunning, boating, water skiing, sailing, kayaking and other activities are popular at both Rollins and Scotts Flat reservoirs, at a 2,100-foot elevation and 3,100-foot elevation, respectively.

In the mountains, NID maintains and operates campgrounds and recreational facilities in the Jackson Meadows – Bowman Lake areas. Jackson Meadows features several campgrounds, picnic day-use sites and boat ramps. Other campgrounds are located at Bowman, Canyon Creek, Sawmill and Faucherie Lakes in the Bowman corridor. These are not accessible at this time due to snow.

Check out a short video clip of Bowman Reservoir (5,563-foot elevation) spilling over during the Week of May 20, 2019.

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Learn more about NID recreation facilities, campgrounds and reservoirs. Click here.