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
GOOD NEWS! Reclamation announced an update to the 2014 CVP water supply for Settlement Contractors and refuges on April 18, increasing those allocations from 40% to 75%. As such, ACID is now at 75% supply; prudent and efficient use of water will be more important than ever, but we will be able to operate fairly normally through September. Water deliveries on the main canal are beginning today (Friday) and Churn Creek begins on Saturday morning.
Irrigation update: Diversions into the main canal began on Friday, April 11, but on Monday, April 14 a significant leak was discovered at the Clear Creek siphon that required shutting down and dewatering the canal for repairs. Repairs were completed on Tuesday, April 15 and diversions are scheduled to restart early morning on Thursday, April 17, with the canal in full operation by Saturday. The delayed restart is necessary to allow concrete repairs to properly cure.
Releases from Keswick Dam are scheduled to increase on Friday, April 18 to 4,250 cubic feet per second. We have scheduled startup of the South Bonnyview pumping plant and the beginning of irrigation in Churn Creek Bottom for Saturday morning. We are confident we can operate two of the pumps at this river flow, but are unsure if we can operate the third pump. Higher Keswick releases may be necessary to facilitate use of the third pump.
Drought Year Operations Task Force: The Task Force presented its report and recommendations to the Board on April 10; the report is available here for review.
Older: On March 24 the Board of Directors appointed a six-member Drought Year Operations Task Force whose purpose will be to assist the Board in examining alternative operational strategies for 2014. The task force met on March 27, and is scheduled to meet again on April 3. A presentation of alternatives and recommendations will be provided to the Board at its regularly-scheduled meeting of April 10. (If conditions warrant, an earlier special meeting may be called.)
USBR 40% water supply allocation: The District is working with expert consultants, elected state and local officials, lobbyists, its sister agencies with similar settlement contracts, and our attorneys to resolve this issue, and will continue to devote the appropriate resources to seek what we hope is an adequate solution.
Older: 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.
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 April 24, 2014 - special meeting
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.