Remleh Scherzinger: Thanks to firefighters, NID staff for support during fire |

Remleh Scherzinger: Thanks to firefighters, NID staff for support during fire

A helicopter is pictured reloading at Dutch Flat Forebay during the Lowell Fire.
Submitted photo |

With this week’s good news that the Lowell Fire is 100 percent contained, and on behalf of myself and the Nevada Irrigation District Board of Directors, I would like to publicly thank the hundreds of firefighters who protected lives, homes as well as NID water and hydroelectric systems along the Bear River.

At the same time, I would like to share with the community the tremendous response and team effort displayed by NID employees during the massive fire.

Areas surrounding the district’s Chicago Park and Dutch Flat No. 2 powerhouses were directly impacted by the fire but both plants remained in operation, staffed by district employees and contributing to the safety of firefighters in the area.

NID Hydroelectric and Recreation department employees worked with Cal Fire and PG&E to ensure that adequate water supplies would be available for helicopter reloading and water truck filling at Rollins Reservoir, Chicago Park Forebay and Dutch Flat Forebay. Our staff also provided mapping, hydrant information, coordination and communication assistance in all aspects of the effort.

As in past fires, snowstorms and other emergencies, NID employees continue to go above and beyond in their service to the community. I would like commend their efforts along with all the others who have served this community during the recent Lowell fire.

Remleh Scherzinger

General Manager

Nevada Irrigation District

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