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This Combie Reservoir Shoreline Management Plan (SMP) contains administrative actions, activities and improvements to be undertaken by the Nevada Irrigation District (NID), the Lake Combie Association (LCA), local governments and other involved parties in a cooperative effort to sustain and enhance the current and future water quality, recreation, and environmental resources of Combie Reservoir.


Combie Reservoir is the primary storage facility for the Lake of the Pines water treatment plant (serving 1,999 connections) and a secondary storage facility for the North Auburn Water Treatment Plant (serving 2,269 connections). Combie Reservoir is also a hydroelectric facility with the generating capacity of 1.67 Mw. NID owns and operates Combie Reservoir. NID owns in fee title to the 1,605-foot elevation around Combie Reservoir with the exception of a few properties in Placer County in which NID owns an additional 100-feet above the 1,605-foot elevation.


To apply for a dock encroachment permit, which is required for all docks on Lake Combie, please fill out the dock encroachment permit application and submit to NID.   Other NID regulations that apply to dock encroachments (including insurance requirements) are included in the second link.

History of NID

NID has a rich history dating back to 1921.  Take a look at this comprehensive document of NID's journey ( 50 pages so be patient as it loads).

Hydroelectric Power generated by Lake Combie

Lake Combie has 2 power plants.  Recent power generation can be found at the NID website.  Here is an example

Infrustructure Updates

The Van Giesen Dam that created Lake Combie undergoes continuance maintenance.   Take a look at projects planned and underway.