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Meetings Scheduled On Centennial Reservoir

As part of its environmental impact report for the Centennial Reservoir project, the Nevada Irrigation District is holding two public meetings tonight (Wed.) and tomorrow night. NID General Manager Rem Scherzinger says they’ve already received a lot of written comments, which don’t necessarily reflect support or opposition…

click to listen to Rem Scherzinger

The Centennial Reservoir is proposed for the Bear River, below Rollins Reservoir and above Combie Reservoir. Scherzinger says it would hold about 110-thousand acre feet of water….

click to listen to Rem Scherzinger

Revenue from the hydro plants could be the main funding source for the reservoir. Scherzinger says a specific cost and financing plan won’t be determined until after the environmental analysis is completed. But the estimated cost is 200 to 300 million dollars. It’s hoped construction can begin in 2021, which is also the year NID marks its 100th anniversary, and why the reservoir has the Centennial name. Tonight’s public meeting is from 6 to 8 at the Grass Valley Holiday Inn Express. Tomorrow night’s meeting is also from 6 to 8 and will be held at Forest Lake Christian High School on Combie Road. The deadline for submitting written comments is March 17th.

March 8, 2016

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