The Turlock Irrigation District (TID) plans to extend this year’s irrigation season to run through Wednesday, November 2, 2011. This date is contingent upon weather conditions.
The TID Board of Directors approved a resolution on March 1, 2011, authorizing the 2011 irrigation season to run from March 10 through October 19.
Because of unsettled weather patterns that typically occur at the beginning (and sometimes the end) of irrigation season, the District’s Water Distribution Department Manager was authorized to adjust the season as necessary.
In this scenario, the final day to place an irrigation order for the 2011 season would be Sunday, October 30. Through that date, growers would be able to place orders by calling the District’s Call Center at (209) 883-8456.
The 2011 water allotment charge remains unchanged from last year at $26 per acre. Water above the allotment will be available for $15 for the first acre-foot and $20 per acre-foot thereafter.
The TID Board of Directors also unanimously voted on March 1, 2011, to approve the sale of surplus water to non-District lands which can be served by District facilities at a rate of $20 per acre foot during the 2011 irrigation season. This resolution is still in effect.
Customers with questions regarding the irrigation season are encouraged to call (209) 883-8356.