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NID Helping Fish Get Upstream

Not only does NID provide water for Nevada County and serve as the conduit for water delivery for other areas in the region, the District is working to mitigate fish passage within its system. The Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead organization recently praised the District for its contributions to a fish ladder on the Lincoln Gauging Station last November which allowed salmon to reach the first marginal spawning gravels below Hemphill Dam. New NID District Manager, Rem Scherzinger, says NID is now in the exploratory phase of developing passage at Hemphill Dam to allow fish access to another 6 miles of spawning ground.
Click here to listen to Rem Sherzinger

Scherzinger says that NID is responsible for developing a solution to allow fish to pass the dam.
Click here to listen to Rem Sherzinger

Evidence of the success of the recently installed ladder shows that 274 spawning fish and 45 redds (nests) were counted between the Lincoln Gauging Station and Hemphill Dam.

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