On August 22, the Nevada Irrigation District released an independent auditors report of the proposed Centennial Dam project.
SYRCL, the Foothills Water Network, Centennial Dam Watchdogs and the public packed the board room to listen to the report and deliver public comment.
- “I have more questions than answers for NID after reading this new audit report,” said Melinda Booth, the executive director of South Yuba River Citizens League.
- “This the first time in the four years of this project that the public has a report summarizing what has actually been spent on the Centennial dam, and the numbers are significant — $13 million spent and $1 million over budget,” said Traci Sheehan of Foothills Water Network. “The bottom line is that the audit doesn’t in any way explain how much Centennial will cost and how it will actually get paid for.”