THE MISSION OF MADERA IRRIGATION DISTRICT is to obtain and manage affordable surface water and groundwater supplies in a manner which will ensure the long-term viability of irrigated agriculture in the District.

 

Water & the California Farmer

Productivity, Conservation, Stewardship and Innovation in Agricultural Water Use

The California Department of Food & Agriculture has compiled a list of interesting facts regarding California's water use and agriculture. To view this information please click here .

 

 

#FeedingFamilies Canned Food Drive

#FEEDINGFAMILIES CANNED FOOD DRIVE
 

Madera Irrigation District would like to thank everyone who participated in the canned food drive.

A total of 500 lbs of food and $244 was collected at Madera Irrigation District. 

If you missed this food drive or would like to make additional donations please visit the Madera Food Bank website for more information.

http://maderafoodbank.com/ 

 

 

Friant Water Authority Press Release

RECLAMATION’S KLAMATH DECISION AND ITS CVP HARM

Statement by
RONALD D. JACOBSMA,
General Manager, Friant Water Authority

Today the Department of the Interior has again chosen to have the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation utilize Central Valley Project water for a speculative benefit to a fish population in the Klamath river system, which is outside of the CVP, while seemingly disregarding the serious social and environmental consequences this policy decision will have in the Central Valley. This wholly unacceptable action is beyond inflammatory to the Friant Water Authority, its member agencies, the Friant Division’s small family farmers and growers, the cities that are dependent on Friant water, and the other water users who pay for the operation of the CVP’s infrastructure and have been denied any water supply allocation this year. Additionally, water and power contractors are waiting to hear how the lost water supplies and power generation will be made up for these actions this year as well as last year.

Read more: Friant Water Authority Press Release

News Release - Friant Water Authority

STATEMENT OF FRIANT WATER AUTHORITY
REGARDING DENIAL OF TEMPORARY RESTRAINING ORDER ON WATER RELEASES TO SAN JOAQUIN RIVER 

The Friant Water Authority has issued the following statement in response to today’s decision by U.S. District Judge Lawrence O’Neill to deny a temporary restraining order requested by the FWA and its member districts in connection with actions by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation to release water from Friant Dam to supply senior water rights holders, the San Joaquin River Exchange Contractors:

“The Friant Water Authority (FWA) is disappointed by the federal court’s denial of FWA’s request for a temporary restraining order. However, this is an interim ruling by the court and not a final decision on the merits, so FWA will still have a chance to prove its case when it gets its day in court. The court considered each of FWA’s three claims. First, while the court acknowledged the considerable economic impacts of the loss of Friant’s water supply, it determined that FWA’s contract-based claims should be addressed by the Federal Court of Claims. Second, the court indicated that it is not convinced that the water supply owed to the senior water rights holders on the San Joaquin River have priority over the refuge water supplies mandated by the Central Valley Project Improvement Act. Finally, the court noted that the Department of Water Resources was an indispensable party to claims related to the Coordinated Operating Agreement, but the state could not be compelled to participate in the federal court proceedings and thus the federal court could not rule on this claim.”


2014 Drought Assistance Programs

There are many state and federal programs available for drought assistance.  A list of programs can be found here.

 

Setup Your New Online Account

MID growers can now view their account information online. A letter has been mailed to each grower with their registration PIN. These instructions (download here) show how to setup your online account and view your account transactions, water delivery records, and parcel information. For assistance please call the office at 559-673-3514.