Nevada Irrigation district

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 ...

Gold Rush mercury removal on tap for Bear River

The Nevada Irrigation District has committed final funding of $290,000 for specialized equipment from a Canadian manufacturer to remove mercury left over from the Gold Rush on the ...

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 ...