Nevada Irrigation District directors hear groundwater plan update |

Nevada Irrigation District directors hear groundwater plan update

The Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors received an update about the Groundwater Sustainability Plan Development and authorized a contract for work at Scotts Flat Campground, during its Wednesday meeting.

Directors got an update on the California Sustainable Groundwater Management Act from the West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency, including development of the required Groundwater Sustainability Plan.

In May 2017, NID committed to sustainable groundwater management by joining with partners to form the West Placer Groundwater Sustainability Agency. Each of the five member agencies (Placer County, Placer County Water Agency, City of Roseville, City of Lincoln and NID) agreed to give $50,000 a year, with the California American Water Company contributing $25,000 as a non-member agency.

Since then, the agency and partner agencies have conducted several technical studies and stakeholder outreach activities, including groundwater quality studies. A Groundwater Sustainability Plan must be submitted by 2022. The agency was awarded a $995,000 grant to develop the plan and a computer model to assess sustainability of the North American Sub-Basin in western Placer County.

NID also authorized a contract to C&D Contractors, Inc., of Nevada City, for Scotts Flat Campground work that involves the replacement of about 3,500 feet of water pipeline and about 460 feet of electrical conduit at the Scott’s Flat Campground. The contract is for $164,264.

The work will also include the installation/replacement of 18 hose hookups and five electrical boxes throughout the campground, as well as asphalt restoration. The work is the last of a multi-year project to complete the replacement of the water system at the Scotts Flat recreation facility.

The next meeting of the NID Board is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Nov. 14 at the district’s business center, located at 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. NID Board meetings are open to the public.

Contact reporter Liz Kellar at 530-477-4236 or by email at

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