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NID’s Plan For Water Moves to Stages Seven And Eight And Your Input Is Needed

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NID’s Plan for Water process resumes on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The scheduled topics are Hydrology and Demand. The workshop will start at 4 p.m. at NID’s main office and also via Zoom. 


This stage will seek to determine design assumptions, principles, and standards of data-driven modeling as it relates to the hydrology and hydrography of NID’s water systems while reconfirming previous efforts of FERC re-licensing models and determining appropriate climate and drought scenario analysis. 


This stage will seek to determine the District’s future demand scenarios as they pertain to land use designations, growth projections, water use trends, and environmental & regulatory demands. 


What exactly is demand and why is it important to NID and to the public?

“Demand” is the amount or volume of water the district needs to provide water to its customers, both urban and agricultural, while also meeting environmental requirements. In order to adequately assess how to meet future water needs of the district, NID will explore its proposed demand model and outline key assumptions pertaining to historical and future projected uses and losses of water.  

During this meeting stakeholders will have the opportunity to: 


  1. Provide input to Board regarding design assumptions, principles, and standards.  
  2. Provide input regarding adequacy and accuracy of previous modelling completed under previous FERC effort and the previous Technical Memorandum.  
  3. Provide input regarding climate change model selection. 
  4. Provide input regarding various drought scenarios selected for analysis. 


  1. Provide input to Board regarding growth projections. 
  2. Provide input to Board regarding future water use trends used in modelling (efficiency reductions, and water loss (treated and raw).  
  3. Provide input to Board regarding actual and projected environmental/regulatory required flows.  
  4. Approve future demand scenarios. 

NID’s community partners and allies are ready and willing to be of assistance in the planning process. As Plan for Water progresses, it will be essential that key stakeholders, experts, and community members are utilized to help inform the decision-making process, as we believe that the best policies are informed by science and data. SYRCL will continue to be an active participant in the Plan for Water Process and encourages the public to stay informed and engaged as well. 

Join the Plan for Water Meeting either in person or virtually on January 10 


Workshop agenda  

Agenda items: 

The workshop will be held at NID’s main office at 1036 West Main Street, Grass Valley 

To participate via Zoom, click the following: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85804605769 

To join audio using telephone: (669) 900-6833 or (346) 248-7799 or (253) 215 8782 Webinar ID: 85804605769 

One tap mobile: US: +16699006833,,85804605769# or +16694449171,,85804605769# 

You can also write to NID with comments or questions atpfw@nidwater.com

Thank you for your continued support and vigilance on this vital issue.  

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