For 100 years, the Nevada Irrigation District (NID) has been reliably delivering high-quality water to its customers. It began as an old canal system designed to serve gold mines, and has since be transformed into a public water system serving over 25,000 homes, businesses and farms. All of NID’s water begins as snowmelt in 70,000 acres of watersheds at a high elevation. The employees then move supplies to one of 29 reservoirs, releasing water to one of six treatment plants for purification. The end result? Water suitable for both drinking and irrigation for 30,000 acres of agriculture throughout the region. NID also produces energy; it is a leader of Northern California water agencies creating and producing hydropower. Finally, NID makes the environment a priority, working on everything from fire prevention to forest meadow restoration to improving fish habitats.
The Nevada Irrigation District drinking water once again exceeded federal public standards, as reported in the latest Annual Water Quality Report. This report summarizes all testing and monitoring programs that were conducted in 2021.(June 9, 2022) → Read the full YubaNet report
The Nevada Irrigation District will begin managing the South Yuba Canal and the Deer Creek Powerhouse, calling it a “good fit for NID as they are critical conveyance facilities for NID’s water supply,”(April 19, 2022) → Read the full The Union report