Nevada Irrigation district

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 ...

Placer, Nevada county districts make water-waste reporting easier

With conservation conscientiousness gearing up in the face of a prolonged drought and new statewide restrictions, reporting water-wastage is turning to high-tech in Placer County. ...

Another View: Stop NID from building Parker Reservoir

It’s another needless dam that imperils fish Marc Reisner’s Cadillac Desert (1986) chronicles the stupidity of building dams on almost every river in the U.S., killin ...

Nevada Irrigation District seeks 36% drop in treated-water use

Nevada Irrigation District is now calling for a 36 percent reduction in residential water use but admitting that it will be hard for customers to reach that goal. Directors of the ...

Conversation on conservation: No easy drought answers

Deep into a prolonged drought, foothills water suppliers are sharing a message of conservation. For a second year, the Nevada Irrigation District is set to hold a community drough ...