NID’s Project at Combie Reservoir Honored for Innovation

On April 24th, the Nevada Irrigation District’s Combie Reservoir Sediment and Mercury Removal Project was honored as the Outstanding Small Project of the year at the American Society of Civil Engineers Sacramento Region 2018 Project Awards and Goize Scholarship Banquet. This project employs an innovative recovery process to remove sediment from Combie Reservoir, with the […]

TSF Wraps Up $1.5 Million CABY Grant

In December 2018, The Sierra Fund (TSF) closed out a $1.5 million grant from the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that funded a suite of projects to address mercury and sediment in the Cosumnes, American, Bear, Yuba (CABY) watershed region. The funding was awarded in 2014 as part of a much larger ($5.5 million) […]

Mercury in Reservoirs the Topic of Meetings

On Wednesday, October 25, The Sierra Fund will hold it’s second quarterly Technical Advisory Committee meeting for the Headwater Mercury Source Reduction program (HMSR-TAC). The meeting will feature four presentations on the topic of mercury-contaminated sediment in reservoirs. During the California Gold Rush, mercury was used in mining operations to aid in gold recovery. Today, […]

Dr. Monohan will Present at Science Speaker Series on October 10

CANCELLED: This event is cancelled due to the closure of Sierra College’s Nevada County Campus because of fire danger. The presentation will likely be rescheduled to the spring semester. Mark your calendar for next Tuesday, October 10, 2017. Science Director Dr. Carrie Monohan will present at Sierra College for their Science Speaker Series, co-hosted by the […]

Mercury Strategy for the Bay-Delta Ecosystem, January 26-28

Last week Dr. Monohan, Science Director at The Sierra Fund and Chico State Adjunct Professor, participated in a three day workshop in Sacramento at the Cal EPA building to update the 2003 Mercury Strategy for the Bay-Delta Ecosystem. The first day of the workshop focused on Sources of Mercury, the second on Biogeochemistry of Mercury, […]