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Nevada County joins Placer in opposing Garden Bar dam on Bear River

Placer County’s opposition to a possible new dam on the Bear River has been joined by the Nevada County Board of Supervisors and Nevada Irrigation District board. Both panels vo ...

Nevada Irrigation District studying alternatives to Garden Bar dam

Nevada Irrigation District is looking at alternatives to a possible Bear River dam being seriously considered by the South Sutter Water District. With continuing concerns being vo ...

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 ...

Another Placer County dam fight?

A dam on the Bear River that would inundate hundreds of acres of seemingly protected foothills oak woodland is finding no support from the Nevada Irrigation District or Placer Land ...

More snowfall, cold conditions give ski resorts, water suppliers a lift

Wintry weather conditions are helping bolster mountain snowpack with totals now close to the average for this time of year. Ski resorts are reveling in the snow that has fallen si ...

Storms add to Sierra snowpack

The latest round of snow in the Sierra is making skiers happy and water suppliers more hopeful. At Boreal Mountain resort, a storm pushed through Wednesday, dropping almost a foot ...

$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 ...

Alex Ferreira, Placer politics’ elder statesman, heads Placer County Water Agency board at 83

At 83, Alex Ferreira can take the long view on Placer County politics past. But he’s also a key, active player in its present and future. Born in Ophir and a lifelong resident ...

Nevada Irrigation District looks at rollback of planned 2010 rate increase

Rolling back part of next year’s 5.4 percent rate increase to help customers during the economic downturn is on the table as Nevada Irrigation District’s board considers future ...

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, ...