Supervisors to hear update on Centennial Reservoir project |

Supervisors to hear update on Centennial Reservoir project

Nevada County supervisors on Tuesday will hear an update from Nevada Irrigation District Director Remleh Scherzinger on a new river crossing that’s part of the Centennial Reservoir project.

Supervisors will meet at 9 a.m. at the Eric Rood Administrative Center, 950 Maidu Ave., Nevada City. Scherzinger is scheduled to speak at 11 a.m.

According to Scherzinger, he’ll formally tell the board that a consultant has selected a site south of the existing Dog Bar Road bridge for the new crossing from Nevada County into Placer County. Land on both sides is owned by NID. The new bridge will affect no residences, according to documents.

The site of the new bridge isn’t certain. NID’s board won’t finalize the location for months.

The existing bridge would remain open during the new bridge’s construction, Scherzinger said.

The Centennial Reservoir project, if approved, would build a reservoir on the Bear River, between the existing Combie and Rollins reservoirs.

A draft environmental impact report for the reservoir is expected in March or April. The $200 million to $300 million project is scheduled for completion in 2023.

In other matters the board will enter a closed-door session to discuss the possibility of litigation in two matters.

To contact Staff Writer Alan Riquelmy, email or call 530-477-4239.

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