Nevada Irrigation District

PG&E continuing canal construction, pumping from Bear River

Construction on the broken section of the Bear River Canal is continuing to move forward and representatives from Placer County Water Agency and PG&E said they are happy with the p ...

PG&E says permanent canal fix could come by mid-June

Tuesday night local water customers spoke out about their concerns and questions surrounding the impacts an April 19 Bear River Canal break is having on their lives, while PG&E sai ...

Water agency urges PG&E to act on canal fix as soon as possible

The county water agency is expressing frustration at the lack of an immediate fix to a canal break that is estimated to cost Placer’s agricultural community at least $10 million ...

Agency to hold numerous meetings on water outage

For those who want up-to-date news on the Bear River Canal break and how it is affecting the community, Placer County Water Agency has a number of options this week. At 3 p.m. Tu ...

Temporary solution to canal break possible

A temporary solution to water shortages due to a break in the Bear River Canal is a possibility, while permanent repairs are expected to cost over $1 million. On Thursday aftern ...

Bart Towery retires after 34 years with NID

Colfax resident Barton A. “Bart” Towery, 58, retired from the Nevada Irrigation District last month after 34 years with the Hydroelectric Department headquartered on Secret Tow ...

Hunting for Easter fun?

The foothills will be hopping with Easter activities this weekend. The Easter Bunny — with a little help from several local groups — will be busy hosting egg hunts in our com ...

Snowpack, water levels look promising

The snowpack is back for the Nevada Irrigation District. The Grass Valley-based water supplier reported Monday that end-of-the-month mountain snow measurements contain 95 percent ...

Doctor leaves lasting natural legacy to public, nature

Dr. Jarret Laban Rollins moved from Auburn to Colfax in 1900. He was a successful physician, a prohibition leader and a father of five. But he would be remembered for his commitmen ...