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The Mad Russian of Texas Creek

One of the most colorful characters in Nevada Irrigation District’s history is the legendary “Mad Russian” of Texas Creek.  The solitary but likeable emigrant loved his vodka and garlic, talked to the animals and even kept a pet skunk during 13 years as a ditch tender at the isolated mountain station. Born in Russia, Walter […]

Incredible Custom Equestrian Estate In Nevada County For Sale

httpv://youtu.be/xZm4pa3j5wg I just listed this incredible seven acres with a 3,734 square foot  home with an additional 530 square foot enclosed atrium in Nevada County. This is a fantastic custom home with incredible storage, an additional 530 sq ft enclosed atrium, Zodiac counter tops (commercial food grade)marble and white oak floors throughout. Gas fireplaces in […]

Nevada County to Have Normal Deliveries of Water For 2013

Scott’s Flat Reservoir  (picture by John J. O’Dell) Nevada Irrigation District has maintained good levels of reservoir storage and is planning to make normal deliveries this year. District reservoir levels rose in the near record rains of November and December but the normally wet months of January, February and March brought just eight inches of […]

Nevada Irrigation District Water Lines Extended to Rattlesnake Road

GRASS VALLEY  –  Treated water is now available in the Rattlesnake Road-Wheeler Cross Road area near Grass Valley, following a water line extension project completed this month by the Nevada Irrigation District. NID and area property owners shared costs in extending a 16-inch main line from Dog Bar Road, across Wheeler Cross Road to the […]

Nevada Irrigation District’s Water System Upgraded

Source: Nevada Irrigation District Water supplies to the greater Grass Valley-Nevada City area are safer and more reliable as a result of NID’s Banner Cascade Pipeline Project which is being phased into operation this fall and winter. Pipeline construction, roadway overlays and repaving are finished, tree planting and hydroseeding are being completed this fall, and […]

Western Nevada County’s Main Source of Water, Nevada Irrigation District

Nevada Irrigation District  (NID) water originates in the snow pack of a 70,000-acre watershed in the high mountains of Sierra and Nevada counties. The district’s Mountain Division reservoirs include Jackson Meadows, Milton, French, Faucherie, Sawmill and Bowman. Water from these reservoirs flows to PG&E’s Lake Spaulding via the Bowman-Spaulding Canal. From Spaulding, NID water flows […]