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Irrigation Schedule & Stock Runs

2020 Irrigation Season

The 2020 Irrigation Season will start 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 clean-outs and irrigation 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 shortages.

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2019 - 2020 Winter Stock Run Schedule....(this section will be updated every Fall)
All dates are subject to change and stock runs may be cancelled at any time due to construction, maintenance, winter weather, and or inadequate river-levels. Stock runs are not guaranteed events and patrons are not charged for stockwater. Every year, the District has patrons ask for refunds when a stock run does not occur. Since the District does not charge for stock runs, nor can it guarantee them, it is standard procedure for such reimbursement requests to be denied. Patrons are encouraged to call and request stock water in advance of each tentative stock run to let us know their needs. We cannot assume that you need stock water unless you specifically request it. The latest updates will be posted here, but for more real-time info, please call the District office or your Swalley ditch rider/field technician.

- November 18 - 21, 2019  *Complete

- December 2019 *Cancelled due to maintenance

- January 13 - 15, 2020 *Complete

- February: 24th - 27th, 2020 *Complete

- March 26 - 31, 2020 *Complete

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 November 2019 through March 2020. All other stock runs may be cancelled at any time due to weather, maintenance, for safety reasons, and or inadequate river-levels. Stock runs are not guaranteed events and patrons are not assessed charges for stockwater. Please contact the office for more info or concerns.