The mission of Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District is to utilize and protect its historic right to water, and to operate and improve the works essential for dependable conveyance of such water to its users.
Drought and Water Supply Information
On February 17 the District received notification of its initial allocation for water for 2014. Due to extremely dry hydrologic conditions and very low carry-over storage in Lake Shasta, the Bureau of Reclamation has informed all Sacramento River Settlement Contractors, including ACID, that each will receive 40% of their contract supply. That number could be adjusted upward if conditions improve with significant rainfall in the coming weeks.
The District's Board of DIrectors and management are developing an operational strategy to make the best use of available water and to help the District's customers get through this crisis with the least impact to their properties. Please refer back to this page for updated information as it becomes available.
USBR letter of initial allocation
SWRCB Notice of Water Shortage and Potential Curtailments of Water Right Diversions
Grower assistance is available through the National Resources Conservation Service; click here for the press release.
Fish Viewing Facility at Caldwell Park
The District continues to seek ways to improve its service and viability through strong leadership, communication, system improvements and capital replacement projects.
Board of Directors: The current Board is a group of dedicated elected officials who bring a wide range of experience and abilities to the table. The Board is dedicated to the viability and longevity of the District and its continued contributions to the community. Learn more about these Directors and the Divisions that they represent.
Communications: Anderson-Cottonwood Irrigation District is committed to improving communications and expanding the availability of information to its customers and stakeholders. The use of digital technology, including this website and a database of email addresses, are key elements of this effort. We are hoping to produce a quarterly newsletter in the future but have yet to start publication. Please sign up here for email announcements and the newsletter, when available.
The Year in Review: In a report to the Board of Directors on November 14, General Manager Wangberg provided a summary of staff activities and accomplishments for 2013, and District and management goals for 2014. To view the summary, please click here.
Northern Sacramento Valley Integrated Regional Water Management Plan: The six counties of the Northern Sacramento Valley have been working together for over 10 years to lay the foundation for an integrated regional plan to address water-related issues such as economic health and vitality; water supply reliability; flood, stormwater and flood management; water quality improvements; and ecosystem protection and enhancement. The counties have committed to developing a valley-wide Integrated Regional Water Management Plan by September 2013.
Draft chapters of the plan are being released for review upon completion; chapters two and five were made available in March, two additional draft chapters will be available in April, and the final three in June 2013 . Please click here or the link above for a fact sheet that contains background, contact, and workshop information.
Please also visit the NSV IRWM website at http://www.nsvwaterplan.org/.
Board of Directors
March 13, 2014
Click here for Board packet
To view the full suite of guidance, policy, safety, and contract documents, click on the Library tab.
2014 Application for Water
Click here for application.
2014 Water Truck Application
Click here for application.
Rules and Regulations
Revised in February 2012, the Rules and Regulations are available in two formats - Full Page and Pamphlet; to create a pamphlet, print the download on both sides of the page, turning the page on the short edge.
System Improvement Program
Since 2008 the District has focused on necessary repairs and improvements to its laterals and conveyance structures; click here for a summary of completed and proposed projects.
2014 Operating Budget
Monthly financial status reports may be found in the Board of Director meeting packets; click on the Meetings tab.
2013 Water Transfer Program
The District has entered into an agreement with the San Luis & Delta Mendota Water Authority for a one-year groundwater substitution transfer; for background information and a project summary,
Update: Pumping for this Program was completed on September 27. Monitoring data (pumping volumes; production well water elevations; water quality; and monitoring well water elevations) for the pumping period are available here.
A final report for the Program will be completed and made available in Spring 2014 at the conclusion of Program monitoring.