Water Supply and Rates

January 18, 2021


The Bureau of Reclamation will not make an official allocation for CCID and the Exchange Contractors until late February 2021. The District’s Board of Directors has adopted a budget and water rate schedule based on a non-critical water supply under the Exchange Contract this year. While our current allocation is unknown, December and January have been unusually dry this year. Therefore, the quantities and rates shown below for the tiered pricing levels are subject to change if the dry weather continues. The District will provide updates immediately if conditions change.


January through October

  1. A 3-tiered rate schedule will apply to all water used from January 1 through October 31:
    • Tier 1  – 0 – 3.20  acre-feet/gross acre – $13.00 /acre-foot
    • Tier 2 – 3.21 – 3.70 acre-feet/gross acre (CCID Well Water) – $40.00 /acre-foot
    • Tier 3  – Greater than 3.70 acre-feet/gross acre (Purchased Water) – $95.00 /acre-foot
  2. The per-acre quantities above represent how much water will be available, if needed, but the amounts are not guaranteed. The actual amount of water available is subject to the Bureau’s ability to deliver water to us, and limitations in the Exchange Contract.

November and December

  1. We generally have a good supply of water available in November and December, although availability may be limited depending on the need to perform winter maintenance and construction projects.  Water available during this period will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis, at $13.00 per a.f.


Developed water for Class II lands will also be subject to tiered pricing from January 1 through October 31.  The first 3.2 a.f. per net acre will be charged $40.00 per a.f. on an “if and when available” basis.  All usage in excess of 3.2 a.f. per net acre during this period will be billed at $95.00 per a.f.

Developed water taken in November and December, if available, will cost $40.00 per a.f.

CCID will update you as soon as we receive the allocation and will notify you of any changes throughout the irrigation season immediately.  Each individual water user must weigh the information as we know it today, make their individual risk assessment and decide on when and how much to plant and irrigate prior the Bureau’s official announcement.

In addition, out of respect for our consumers and employees, the District is offering crop reports to be signed using the virtual DocuSign platform. Although this is our preferred approach, our historic methods of signing crop reports are still available.

If you have any questions, please call the CCID Office at (209) 826-1421.