Nevada County Local News: Water


All Local Water News articles contributed by our local media allies and other local newsrooms.

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04/08/2024
An update of progress in repairs to the Spaulding Powerhouse by the Nevada Irrigation District.

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04/05/2024
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March storms have pushed Tahoe and Truckee snowpacks to just above normal springtime peaks, according to the Natural Resources Conservation Service. The service reported this finding after an April 1 survey of SNOTEL sites.

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04/05/2024
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The USDA Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit in partnership with the Nevada Tahoe Conservation District, issued the final decision for proposed restoration of Burke Creek on Lake Tahoe's southeastern shore.

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04/04/2024
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The Truckee River is an integral part of the community, an ecological gem that also provides a prime spot for recreation and fun. That is why Truckee Town Council established the River Revitalization Steering Committee (R2SC) in May 2023, as a specific action of the General Plan 2040 adopted last year that same month.  

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04/04/2024
PG&E reported that inspections revealed more extensive damage than previously thought, and extended the date to full repair to late summer or fall.

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03/29/2024
Nevada Irrigation District is requesting customers reduce water usage as PG&E continues emergency repairs at the Spaulding 1 facility which are expected to be completed in June.

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03/28/2024
PG&E announced the dam at Spaulding Reservoir will begin spilling water between April 3 and 8, increasing flows on the South Yuba River, urging those recreating in and near the river to exercise caution.

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03/22/2024
Image for display with article titled Calif. Division of Boating and Waterways Offering Grants for Quagga, Zebra Mussel Infestation Prevention Programs

California State Parks' Division of Boating and Waterways is offering grant funding to prevent the further spread of quagga and zebra mussels into California's waterways.

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03/22/2024
Image for display with article titled Community-Led Effort to Remove Decades-Old Lead Cables in Lake Tahoe

From Baldwin Beach in South Lake Tahoe to the West Shore in Rubicon Bay, lead cables are present in Lake Tahoe, and have been for decades.

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03/22/2024
A 20% water use reduction by Nevada Irrigation District customers is requested as a result of PG&E repairs which have cut off the water supply at the headwaters.

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03/16/2024
A Nevada Irrigation District guide to the history and operation of district water infrastructure.

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03/13/2024
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Because of an onslaught of waterline leaks, the Incline Village General Improvement District unanimously approved augmenting the operating budget with $300,000 from the Utility Reserve Fund to pay for future water main repairs Wednesday night.

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03/08/2024
The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has reduced flows in the Bear River due to unexpected maintenance work atthe source of the District’s water supplies in the headwaters.

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03/06/2024
California, Arizona and Nevada would cut their allocations about 20% when reservoir levels drop. But other states have their own more aggressive plan. Now the federal government has to decide how to manage the drought-plagued river.

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03/05/2024
Nevada Irrigation District (NID) hydrographers measured 80 percent of average snow during a monthly survey before the recent blizzard.

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02/20/2024
Image for display with article titled Clean Up the Lake Completes Echo Lakes Project

Clean Up The Lake, an environmental nonprofit group, completed its first SCUBA-enabled pilot research project in Echo Lakes, evaluating litter and surveying for aquatic invasive species.

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02/20/2024
A temporary lake in Death Valley National Park doubled after recent rains and is now deep enough to launch a kayak. Prior to August, ghostly Lake Manly hadn’t appeared in 19 years.

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02/18/2024
Image for display with article titled The Century-Plus History of the Tahoe Dam

Rain and snowmelt flow down 63 tributaries into Lake Tahoe, but just one river runs out of the alpine lake—the Truckee River. And 400 feet downstream sits the Tahoe Dam, a 110-year old concrete structure in Tahoe City.

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02/14/2024
Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno have completed a study examining how river ecosystems recover following floods, using data from oxygen sensors to estimate growth in aquatic plants and algae.

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02/07/2024
Gary Ellrod, retired NOAA Meteorologist and current senior meteorologist at Weather Extreme, explains the basics of frost, and how it forms.
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