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Irrigation Schedule & Stock Runs

2019 Irrigation Season

The 2019 Irrigation Season began winding up around April 1st per the ramp-up schedule below, delivery rates vary across the District and some patrons may experience water shortages as we transition the system from 30% to 50% to 100% flows. Shortages may be especially evident during warm weather in May. We do not ramp up the entire system all at once. We are demand-based, and typically startup our Main Canal Pipeline first and then open up small laterals as customers call in and request water. If it is cold and wet in the early season, we may delay running water until we have substantial demand, so it is important that customers call and let us know what their needs and concerns are. Finally, we do not make flow changes or adjustments to our delivery system during the weekends, so it is best to call in your requests early in the week, Monday through Thursday.

Clogged private ditches and pipelines, grates, pumps, silted-in ponds, and/or filters are the landowners responsibility to keep free and clear. The cleaner your private infrastructure, the better your flows will be during our 30% and 50% shoulder seasons. Please call the District office with any questions or concerns. We are here to help.

Irrigation Season Estimated Target Dates *These are always subject to change, and not guaranteed.

April 1 (depending on weather)............0% to 30% flow rate delivered

May 1 .....................................................50% flow rate delivered

May 15 - Sept 14..........................100% flow rate delivered

Sept 15...................................................50% flow rate delivered

Sept 29...................................................30% flow rate delivered

Oct 14- 31 (depending on weather)........30% to 0% flow rate delivered

*Note: Turning water into and out of our system is always weather-dependent and per demand. Once we start turning-in, typically April 1st through April 8th, it may take 2-3 days for water to reach your delivery gate. As we transition into Summer, flows increase from 30% to 50% to 100%, and then in the Fall, flows decrease from 100% to 50% to 30% to 0% with the same 2-3 day period of adjustment.  Your private ditch maintenance during the early Fall and Spring shoulder seasons are key to you enjoying a reliable water delivery.

Privately owned ditches and pipelines are not the District's responsibility to maintain, clean, or upgrade. Neglect of these private systems is the #1 reason that customers experience water delivery woes.

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2019 - 2020 Winter Stock Run Schedule
All dates are subject to change and stock runs may be cancelled entirely due to the weather and or adequate river-levels. Stock runs are not guaranteed events. Patrons are encouraged to call and request stock water in advance of each tentative stock run to let us know their needs. We are not mind-readers and cannot assume that you need stock water unless you specifically request it! The latest updates will be posted here, but for real-time info, please call the District office or your Swalley ditch rider/field technician.

- November 18 - 21, 2019  *Tentative

- December 16 - 19, 2019 *Tentative

- January 13 - 16, 2020 *Tentative

- February 10 - 13, 2020 *Tentative

- March 26 - 31, 2020 *Tentative

STOCKRUN NOTICE: There will be no stock runs on the Rogers Lateral, Rogers-Sub Lateral, Riley Lateral, or Riley-Sub Lateral this winter as we will be shut down for piping construction and heavy maintenance November 2019 through March 2020. All other stock runs may be cancelled at any time. Please contact the office for more info or concerns.