Nevada County, CA

Boats resurfacing as Lake Mead water level drops even more

(KYMA, KECY/ CNN) - The water level in Lake Mead — the nation's largest reservoir — dropped below 1,050 feet elevation for the first time last week, revealing more surprises under the surface. A number of boats that have resurfaced were shown in photographs. The man who took...
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Nevada County to get $6.6 million in grant funds

Three programs in Nevada County will get $6.6 million in federal funds, U.S. Rep. Doug LaMalfa and other officials announced Friday. “We’ve secured $6.6 million in a 2021-22 appropriations bill for three community grant programs in Nevada County,” LaMalfa said. “A Sheriff’s Office dispatch center was awarded $4.8 million for a community-oriented technology and equipment grant used for radio infrastructure. It’s an age old problem we have to stay interconnected with all our agencies with the day-to-day fire danger we face. We have work to do in our forests that is needed, so we’ve got to give our homes a fighting chance. And this grant will help our first responders, police, fire and ambulance allow for more inter-operability.”
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How Low Can The Water Level Go?

As wet as our Spring has been the drought out in the west continues. Water levels continue to fall and the extreme temperatures and lack of rain or snow over the winter have again put everyone on notice that the shortage of water remains a huge issue. Lake Mead is at it’s lowest level on record and is the nations latest reservoir. Lake Mead, which provides water to roughly 25 million people in Arizona, Nevada, California and Mexico, is currently operating in a Tier 1 shortage, which began in January. Under Tier 1 conditions, Southwest states saw mandatory cuts in the water they could consume from the Colorado River. Those cuts have primarily affected agriculture. They’re even finding old sunken boats because the water levels are down so far. Just another affect in the battle against climate change.

‘No Motor Day’ a success

The Nevada Irrigation District (NID) at Scotts Flat Lake recently hosted “No Motor Day,” an annual event where kayaks, canoes, paddle boards and sail boats rule the waters at Scotts Flat. The local sailing club, the Gold County Yacht Club ( ) was on hand to offer free sail boat rides anyone who wished to get out on the water.

Dirtbike Rider Ejected From Seat After Losing Control

GRASS VALLEY (CBS13) — A dirtbike rider is suffering from major head trauma after losing control of their bike and being ejected in Nevada County. According to a news release from the California Highway Patrol, on May 22, at roughly 7:40 p.m., CHP – Grass Valley responded to a call of a dirt bike rider down on the roadway on Pleasant Valley Road, south of Becker Road. Hunter Armstrong was riding a 2012 Suzuki DRZ400 dirt bike south on Pleasant Valley Road when for an unknown reason, he lost control of his bike. Armstrong was ejected onto the roadway surface and was later flown to Sutter Roseville Medical Center. He was not wearing a helmet. The collision remains under investigation.  

Power outage impacting over 2K in Penn Valley, Rough and Ready areas

According to PG&E’s website, the outage was reported 1:49 p.m. Power is expected to be restored at 5:15 p.m. The cause of the outage is under investigation by PG&E. Readers around Grass Valley and Nevada County make The Union’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.