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.
Irrigation Update - September 22, 2014
The District has been using virtually all of its monthly allocations so far this season in compliance with the 25% curtailment imposed by Reclamation. We are currently on track with our September diversions to provide water through the end of September.
Late in the evening of September 30 our diversion headgates will be closed, ending diversions for 2014. All water remaining in the canal will be allowed to flow onto customer lands until the canal is dewatered.
The drought conditions in California have made this a very difficult year for agricultural irrigation, but we are very pleased to be able to deliver water through September which represents only a slight modification of normal operations. We appreciate the diligence of our customers in making efficient use of water that has helped get us through the season with the available supply.
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 October 9, 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
Water truck applications will not be available online in 2014. Call for information.
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.