McDONALD 2024 IRRIGATION SEASON START DATE MAY 13th

We started flushing water through the Upper West and Fredericks laterals this week to get them ready for the season. We will be ready to start making water deliveries the week of May 13th. If you are ready to start using water, call the office on May 13th or after, and we will notify the … Read more

SYSTEM SHUTDOWN TODAY, AUGUST 9, 2023

We were notified this morning by the Jackson County Watermaster that the flow has dropped off in the creek and he is regulating the district off the system today. With that said, we will be shutting the entire McDonald System off just after noon today, Wednesday, August 9, 2023.

POTENTIAL SHUT DOWN NEXT WEEK

McDonald Water Users Only – We received notice today, July 28th, from the Jackson County Watermaster that he will be measuring the water on McDonald Creek on Monday, July 31st and potentially regulating the water rights back to the year 1900. The district’s water right is dated 1915 so we are expecting to be regulated … Read more

MCDONALD WATER USERS – BEGIN SYSTEM ROTATION

The flow has dropped off dramatically in the creek so we need to begin rotating the canals. Currently our plan is to try and make it to Monday, July 31st to start the rotation. We will begin with the rotation on the Upper West at 7:00 AM on Monday July 31st for the first week, … Read more

McDonald System Start Up for 2023

We will begin flushing water through the Upper West and Fredericks laterals the week of April 24th, and will begin making water deliveries the week of May 1st. Due to the amount of snow on the upper portion of the McDonald ditch, we currently only have access to the natural streamflows in Wagner Creek. Once … Read more

MC DONALD WATER USERS ONLY

We received notice today from the Jackson County Watermaster that he will be measuring the water on McDonald Creek on Monday, July 11th and potentially regulating the water rights back to the year 1900. The district’s water right is dated 1915 so we are expecting to be regulated off of the creek, which means we … Read more

MC DONALD SYSTEM USERS ONLY

We will begin making water deliveries on the McDonald System on Tuesday, May 10th. This system will be heavily impacted from the lack of snowpack since it does not have any storage facility to support it so, it will likely experience an early shutoff this season.

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