Nevada Irrigation district

Reader input: May 5 meeting set on dam plan

The Nevada Irrigation District’s plan to dam the Bear River at the cost of $160 million is an environmental, community and financial disaster in the making. NID’s board ...

Drought over? Depends on who you ask

A new state water survey Wednesday found a barely average snowpack in the Sierra Nevada. But the measurement comes at a time when Greater Auburn water providers are declaring a pr ...

Drug-making butane cans washing into Rollins Lake

Hundreds of canisters of butane used in drug making have washed into Rollins Lake, near Colfax. The lake’s water managers are concerned about pollution and believe the canis ...

Reader input: Placer residents need say in dam

   I’m writing to urge Nevada Irrigation District to include Placer County citizens and community in their outreach scoping meetings on the new 275-foot-high dam th ...

Strong snowpack, storage spurs move to bottle up restrictions

With drought-busting snow high in the Sierra and water deepening their mountain reservoirs, Nevada Irrigation District and Placer County Water Agency officials are looking to the s ...

Storm pattern improving water outlook

After four years of drought, a return to more normal winter weather is improving the outlook for the coming year’s Nevada Irrigation District water supply. General Manager R ...

New dam plans go under Nevada County supes scrutiny

Nevada County’s Board of Supervisors were told Nevada Irrigation District’s plans for a dam on the Bear River between Meadow Vista and Colfax will help during a prolong ...

Stream bank restoration aimed at boosting fish habitat

It’s a hard-knock life for a fish these days, but Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead has a plan to make the life of a fish a little bit easier, at least as they travel t ...

$20M Colfax-area canal upgrade moves ahead

With the potential of a blowout similar to 2011’s Bear River canal failure, the Nevada Irrigation District is moving on a possible $20 million project to upgrade its aging Co ...

Reader input: Thanks to all those fought Lowell Fire

With this week’s good news that the Lowell Fire is 100 percent contained, and on behalf of myself and the Nevada Irrigation District board of directors, I would like to publi ...

Placer Water exceeds state water-saving target

Placer County Water Agency customers are turning into overachievers when it comes to water saving. Latest figures released by the Water Agency show treated-water use down from the ...

Nevada Irrigation District starts studies on new reservoir, dam

Directors of the Nevada Irrigation District have awarded a $1.2 million environmental consulting services contract to an Omaha, Neb.-based engineering-architectural firm for a prop ...

Placer Water customers hit state conservation target

Placer County Water Agency customers are meeting the state’s 32 percent water-saving benchmark – barely. The Auburn-based agency released figures this week for June th ...

All Those Years Ago ... from the pages of the Auburn Journal, July 1 and 8, 1965

Humane Society branch would halt 100-mile Tevis Cup ride An attempt by the California branch of the Humane Society of the United States to halt the famed 100-mile Tevis Cup Trail ...

Reader input: Salmon, seriously?

I thought I was reading a puff piece straight from the public relations department of the Nevada Irrigation District (“Boutique conservation efforts lose sight,” Reader ...