Nevada Irrigation district

Storm to bring rain, snow to Auburn, Sierra

Rain today in the foothills and as much as 24 inches of snow in higher points of the Sierra won’t be near enough to ease drought and water supply concerns, a Nevada Irrigatio ...

Reader Input: Baby salmon swarm in ravine

Last week, citizen scientists from the Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization (SARSAS) were thrilled when they observed approximately 1,000 young salmon in Auburn Rav ...

Field trip a step forward in salmon habitat efforts

“Forward momentum” is the only way to aptly describe a Friday morning’s salmon-centered group field trip along portions of the Auburn Ravine. The waterway has lo ...

Another View:Time for NID to make Hemphill Dam safe for salmon

Open Letter to Water Contract Nevada Irrigation District. We thank Nevada Irrigation District for cleaning up the mess it created in November at Hemphill Dam as a result of two y ...

Bone-dry January reignites Placer County water, fire concerns

  Placer County-area water providers are ramping up for another year of drought after the driest January in 128 years. But there is still hope on the horizon. Chip Close, N ...

Reader Input: NID happy-talks over salmon issues

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has plans to build dams on Bear River to once again increase its bottom line at the expense of the environment. Its plans seem unwarranted since ...

Reader Input: Stop the sham and fix the dam!

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) provides a dependable, quality water supply to about 25,000 homes, farms, and businesses in Nevada County and Placer County. It strives to be ...

Reader Input: Open plea to NID

I am a teacher at Ophir STEAM Academy. For years, my 8- and 9-year-old students have conducted stream studies of the Auburn Ravine and learned about the salmon native to our area, ...

Water providers upbeat on drought, concerned about runoff

The Nevada Irrigation District is upbeat about water storage and hopeful that ongoing drought conditions will be lessened. General Manager Rem Scherzinger reported that the distri ...

Reader Input: Irrigation district ignores environment

Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has plans to build two new dams on the Bear River to once again increase its bottom line at the expense of the environment. Their plans seem a li ...