Nevada Irrigation District Assistant GM Tim Crough retires |

Nevada Irrigation District Assistant GM Tim Crough retires

Tim Crough, left, accepts a retirement plaque from NID Board President Nancy Weber and General Manager Rem Scherzinger.
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Tim Crough, assistant general manager of the Nevada Irrigation District for the past 12 years, was honored Wednesday in a retirement presentation hosted by the NID Board of Directors.

Crough joined NID in 2005 after spending five years with the City of Grass Valley, where he served as deputy city engineer and deputy public works director. He is a graduate of San Diego State and has been a registered civil engineer since 1984.

At NID, Crough managed the district’s insurance programs, safety and risk management and public financing programs. He has led watershed resource management, including the ongoing program to remove Gold Rush era mercury from the Bear River.

Crough does not plan a traditional retirement. At 62, he is studying toward a law degree, a goal he expects to reach in two years. He then plans to combine his legal knowledge with his engineering skills as a private engineering consultant.

Crowe and his wife, Gayle, are the parents of two grown daughters. The couple plans to remain in their longtime home at Lake of The Pines.

In other business, directors:

• voted to acquire property and easements along the Bear River in the Dutch Flat area where NID operates the Yuba-Bear Hydroelectric Project. The land and easements are being acquired from the Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which also produces power along the Bear River corridor.

• heard a water supply update from General Manager Rem Scherzinger, who applauded NID customers for a 20 percent water conservation rate in September. He said district customers are doing a good job in saving water, contrary to messages coming out of Sacramento that statewide conservation has been inadequate.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the NID Board of Directors will be held at 9 a.m. on Oct. 26, at Mt. Pleasant Farm Bureau Hall, 3333 Mt. Pleasant Road, in Lincoln. NID board meetings are open to the public.

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