lake combie

Meadow Vista river’s mercury removal project seeks state, federal dollars

The gold in the foothills of Auburn led to a toxic legacy that the Nevada Irrigation District is now attempting to reverse. Encouraged by results of sample dredging at the Chevrea ...

$3.2 million upgrade re-energizes Nevada Irrigation District’s Lake Combie powerhouse

Power production has been amped up at Nevada Irrigation District’s Lake Combie dam after a $3.2 million makeover. Power production on the district’s Combie North Powerhouse is ...

Mercury rising: Meadow Vista lake yields toxic traces of Gold Rush

MEADOW VISTA – A toxic vestige of the Gold Rush era is getting some special attention at a foothills reservoir near Auburn. Mercury, a byproduct of the gold-extraction process, ...