Water Supply and Rates
February 16, 2021
2021 WATER SUPPLY UPDATE
On February 16, 2021 we received notice from the Bureau of Reclamation that we have been declared Critical under the Exchange Contract. Below you will find the tiered pricing allocation. Any water used starting January 1, 2021 will be counted towards your allocation. Your Tier 1 allocation will remain at $13/acre-foot in February and will increase to $17/acre-foot starting March 1st. Note that your allocation is effective January 1st through December 31st this year.
- Tier 1 – 2.5 acre-feet/gross acre – $17.00 /acre-foot
- Tier 2 – 0.5 acre-feet/gross acre (CCID Well Water) – $40.00 /acre-foot
SUPPLEMENTAL POOL WATER
Applications for Pool 1 (Purchased Well Water) are now being accepted through March 15th. Please contact the office if you wish to purchase private well water from the District. Included herein is the application for the Supplemental Water program. The District will review the applications and prorate the supply with the demand. Submitting an application for supplemental water will be used for planning purposes only at this time. Once we have a clear understanding of how much supplemental water our growers have requested, we will formalize a contract to secure the available water in April.
In addition to the supplemental pool program, the District will facilitate landowners pumping on behalf of other landowners. The water will be subject to a $2.00 per acre-foot transportation/administrative charge, and a loss factor related to the field’s distance from a well source.
DEVELOPED WATER –CLASS II LANDS –IMPORTANT NOTICE
There will be no District water available for Class II lands effective immediately. We will, however, transport private well water for those who have access to wells that can be pumped into our canals. The water will be subject to a $2.00 per acre-foot transportation/administrative charge, and a loss factor related to the field’s distance from a well source.
There is a chance that based on future hydrology, Reclamation updates our designation back to Non-Critical. If this happens, the District will send out a prompt water supply update. As always feel free to contact the office if you have any questions at (209) 826-1421.