A New Beginning for NID

Well, it’s been a rough few years. Challenging a massive infrastructure project backed by an agency essential to life in Nevada County wasn’t easy. As NID pushed the Centennial Dam project forward starting in 2014, SYRCL, supported by hundreds of Dam Watchdogs like you, stood up for the integrity of our community and formally opposed the dam. Details

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Twelve Months of Yuba Watershed Success

SYRCL had a busy year protecting the future of our community’s watershed. Check out these highlights from the last 12 months and how our work has impacted our watershed. Details

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NID’s “Unsustainable” Budget and Centennial Spending is Indefensible

“Highlights” of this indefensible budget include a series of water rate increases totaling 46% starting in 2021, a new $30 million dollar bond, and $500,000 in new spending on Centennial Dam each year until 2024. SYRCL and allies have repeatedly asked NID to stop spending on the Centennial project where legally possible—a move that is needed now more than ever. Details

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NID Stops Buying Properties for Centennial Dam

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) recently announced that they will temporarily stop purchasing property for the foreseeable future – including parcels within the proposed Centennial Dam project area. Details

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Know Your Watershed Kick-Off – March 31

This event kicks off the month long celebration of the Yuba, Bear and American River watersheds with a Nisenan Blessing and live music. ​Pack a picnic and bring the whole family and enjoy an afternoon of children’s activities and explore the Bear River. ​Details

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New NID Board Fires ‘Plan for Water’ Consultants

At the NID Board Meeting January 23, 2019, the newly seated Board of Directors voted to “terminate without prejudice” Plan for Water facilitation consultants, The Kolbe Company, and chose a new public process, the American Water Works Association M50, that will be guided by public stakeholders. Details

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Breaking News: SYRCL Sends Brown Act Letter to NID

**UPDATE** Breaking News 11/14/18 2 p.m. Nevada Irrigation District (NID) Board of Directors voted unanimously in closed session to rescind Director Miller’s resolution introduced and passed during the Special Board Meeting October 9, 2018. Details

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Four Years Later: NID, Centennial Dam and our Water Future

It has been four years since NID passed closed-session Resolution 2014-43, authorizing a water rights application for a “water storage project on the Bear River” without any public comment or board discussion. This was the beginning of Centennial Dam. Since then, SYRCL and others have tried to bring Centennial Dam into public purview to promote transparency and open dialogue. Details

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Not a Compromise: Centennial Spending Continues

This supposed “compromise” means NID will actually increase spending on Centennial Dam next year from the current staff recommendation. That does not sound like a compromise. Details

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Centennial Dam Audit Released: Public Packs NID Meeting

On August 22, the Nevada Irrigation District released an independent auditors report of the proposed Centennial Dam project. Dam Watchdogs and the public packed the room. Details

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