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.
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.
2015 Water Supply:
April 8: Recent rains have allowed for a delay in start-up of irrigation operations; we are currently planning to begin charging the main canal on Monday, April 13.
Earlier: As of April 3 the District's final allocation has still not been defined. The Sacramento River Settlement Contractors (SRSCs), including ACID, have been working closely with Reclamation, the California State Water Resources Control Board, and the fisheries agencies to implement an operations plan for diversions that will be compatible with other demands on stored water, including river temperature control for fish.
It is clear that all SRSC allocations will be a maximum of 75% of contract supply, and we are hopeful that there will not be further reductions. As of today, we are expecting a final allocation announcement from Reclamation by April 10.
In the meantime, District staff is prepared to begin irrigation operations, and we currently plan to start ramping up diversions into the main canal on Monday, April 6 with deliveries to follow as the canal is charged. Keswick releases are currently too low to begin diversions at the South Bonnyview Pumping Plant for deliveries on the east side of the river, but those deliveries will begin as soon as river flows increase enough to allow for pumping.
Earlier: On February 19 the District received notification from the Bureau of Reclamation that 2015 is a Critical water year and that the Governor's State of Emergency drought proclamation remains in effect. We were further notified that our contract supply will be curtailed by 25%.
Given the hydrologic conditions in the North State and persistent drought, Reclamation did not announce a firm water supply, but rather stated "Reclamation continues to monitor the hydrology and will notify you of the actual water supply availability and timing as soon as practicable, which may not be until March 15, 2015."
Further information will be provided when available; Reclamation’s initial allocation notification can be viewed here.
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 13, General Manager Wangberg provided a summary of staff activities and accomplishments for 2014, and District and management goals for 2015. 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 April 9, 2015
Click here for Board packet
Managing for Soil Health & On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Workshop
The National Resources Conservation Service and several local partners have scheduled a workshop for Saturday, April 25 from 9-noon. Please click here for the flyer, and here for the agenda.
To view the full suite of guidance, policy, safety, and contract documents, click on the Library tab.
2015 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.
2015 Operating Budget
Monthly financial status reports may be found in the Board of Director meeting packets; click on the Meetings tab.