The repair has been made to the E-7 Lateral and we are working to charge the line which has to be done slowly so the line does not fail again. People will be able to start irrigating off the line after noon on Thursday, July 14th. If people try to use the water before then, … Read more
We were notified today from the Jackson County Watermaster that the flow has dropped off in the creek and he is regulating the district off of the system. With that said, we will be shutting the entire McDonald System off at 7:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14th.
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
As we reported earlier, we started increasing the flows in all canals on Tuesday, July 5th and will continue to increase the flows daily until they are at capacity. This process will take a few days. We are working diligently to begin making water deliveries during this ramping up process. It is important for everyone … Read more
The Board of Directors met in a Special Board Meeting at 7:00 a.m. this morning and decided we will start flushing the main canals the week of June 27th. It takes approximately one week to flush the debris and slowly soak the canals in preparation for water deliveries. The canals need to be brought up … Read more
The Board of Directors met in a Special Board Meeting this morning to discussed the irrigation season start date. Due to the precipitation received over the weekend, it was the consensus of the Board to postpone a decision at this time. The Board will meet again on Monday, June 20, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. to … Read more
The reservoirs are still gaining small amounts of water with the intermittent rains we are experiencing. At the board meeting today, the Board of Directors discussed when to start the water for the irrigation season. With forecasted showers this weekend, it was the consensus of the Board not to make a decision today. They will … Read more
Earlier this year, it appeared that we were going to have considerably less storage water than last year, but due to the continuing lower temperatures and wet weather patterns, the reservoirs are continuing to rise. As of today, the water supply is aligning more closely to what we had at this time last year. We … Read more
At the Board of Directors regular board meeting held on May 3rd, there was lengthy discussion on the water supply and potential start date for the irrigation season. The water supply is approximately 3,000-acre feet below where it was on this date last year. The total water supply is at 19,201-acre feet, or 17% of … Read more
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.