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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.

Regular Board Meeting Agenda For Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 1:00 PM

Regular Board Meeting for the Patterson Irrigation District on Wednesday November 21, 2018 at 1 PM at 948 Orange Avenue, Patterson, CA 95363

 

Agenda

Annual Grower Meeting of the Westside San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition

Dear Landowner/Water User of PID,

The Westside San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition is hosting its annual grower meeting to help cover issues affecting the coalition in the upcoming year and compliance needs for the members. Please make a point to attend one of the three upcoming meetings.

 

Coalition Meeting Postcard

2018 Winter Shutdown Notice - Final Notice

This is the final notice to growers and water users of the Patterson Irrigation District that the District will be shut down during the period of November 15, 2018 through March 1, 2019. This is to allow the District to perform the following:

  • Perform winter maintenance and repairs
  • Finalize the Schedule A Improvments of the Main Canal Rehabilitation Project, which includes executing the connections to the laterals and turnouts along the pipeline, abandonment of Pump Stations 2 and 3, and testing of the new pump station.

This wintertime shutdown period was assessed based upon historic wintertime operations to minimize impacts for a winter irrigation water demand for the district. It should be noted, that although the District will be shut down, if the winter produces little or no rain, the District is developing a contingency plan to set in motion to at least make some water available if absolutely necessary. Attached below is a link to the formal notice provided landowners and water users of the District.

Winter Shutdown Notice

2018 Winter Shutdown Notice - September Reminder

This is a notice to growers and water users of the Patterson Irrigation District that the District will be shut down during the period of November 15, 2018 through March 1, 2019. This is to allow the District to perform the following:

  • Perform winter maintenance and repairs
  • Finalize the Schedule A Improvments of the Main Canal Rehabilitation Project, which includes executing the connections to the laterals and turnouts along the pipeline, abaondoment of Pump Stations 2 and 3, and testing of the new pump station.

This wintertime shutdown period was assessed based upon historic wintertime operations to minimize impacts for a winter irrigation water demand for the district. It should be noted, that although the District will be shut down, if the winter produces little or no rain, the District is developing a contingency plan to set in motion to at least make some water available if absolutely necessary. Attached below is a link to the formal notice provided landowners and water users of the District.

Winter Shutdown Notice

2018 Fall & Winter Operations Notice - Reminder

As a follow-up to the February Newsletter, Grower Workshop, May 22 bill insert and e-mail, June 28 Letter, July 5 e-mail, July 30 e-mail, August letter and website posting, this is a notice to continue to inform the Landowners and Water Users of the Patterson Irrigation District of the upcoming fall operations and winter shutdown plans. The Schedule A improvements of the Main Canal Rehabilitation Project are underway and the connection to turnouts and laterals are to be executed in the winter to prevent impacts to deliveries of water during the irrigation season. The scheduling of the wintertime shutdown has been set for the period of November 15, 2018 through March 1, 2019. The attached notice has been posted to the district’s website, and will be mailed to you.

Regarding this Fall – As demand is dropping within PID, the District needs to take into consideration operations for this fall. The District has suspended its “Season Fringes Policy” to provide growers more flexibility in anticipation and preparation for the winter shutdown on November 15. This suspension does come with the caveat, from time to time, growers may be asked to hold off for no more than a few days to get water; however growers will not be told that they can’t get water on weekends or asked to be off by the weekend. The request is intended to try to get a few orders together to help with delivery efficiency. However, if a grower cannot wait for a few days, the DSO will provide water, but on a case-by-case basis.

Regarding this winter - The scheduled shutdown period has been developed to minimize impacts to growers on late season irrigation and was evaluated based upon the demand for the winter months, where the District observed little or no water orders. This shutdown period is similar to neighboring irrigation districts, where their shutdown period typically lasts from mid-October through the beginning of April.

Please note, although the district is set to be shutdown during this period of time, staff are developing a contingency plan in case there is little or no rainfall which could have an impact on crops that may dry out. If it is determined that the winter is dry and the District will need to turn in water, the contingency plan will be set in motion. Winter water supplies will be limited, therefore the determination to make water available during the winter months will be carefully evaluated.

Winter Shutdown Notice