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.

 

Press Release

BOARD OF DIRECTOR GARY BURSEY RESIGNS

The Madera Irrigation District’s (MID or District) Board of Directors (Board) wishes to announce that Gary Bursey, President of MID, has submitted his resignation effective Monday, April 21, 2014 from the Board. He has relocated his residence to a location that is out of his elected division of the District. Gary has served on the MID Board since December 1998. Gary has been MID Board President for the past four years. The MID Board would like to thank Gary for his efforts towards MID and the water community over the past fifteen years.

MID has begun the process to appoint a replacement for the vacant seat. The vacant Board seat represents Division 4 of MID. To be eligible for appointment, candidates for the new Director must reside within Division 4. In accordance with Government Code section 1780, the Board will appoint a new Director to represent Division 4 on the Board. Concerned persons seeking more information on the appointment process may submit a letter of interest, resume, and proof of residency to Andrea Kwock Sandoval, Secretary to the Board, at its offices, during normal business hours by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend a Special Board Meeting on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to meet and introduce themselves to the Board. The Board will appoint the new Director at its regularly scheduled Board meeting, to be held at the MID Office, 12152 Road 28 ¼, Madera, California, 93637, at 2:00 p.m., on May 20, 2014.

 

Notice of Board Vacancy

                NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that, as of April 21, 2014, a vacancy exists on the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of the Madera Irrigation District (“MID”). The vacant Board seat represents Division 4 of MID. To be eligible for appointment, candidates for the new Director must reside within Division 4. In accordance with Government Code section 1780, the Board will appoint a new Director to represent Division 4 on the Board. Concerned persons seeking more information on the appointment process may submit a letter of interest, resume, and proof of residency to Andrea Kwock Sandoval, Secretary to the Board, at its offices, during normal business hours by 12:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 13, 2014. Candidates are strongly encouraged to attend a Special Board Meeting on May 13, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. to meet and introduce themselves to the Board. The Board will appoint the new Director at its regularly scheduled Board meeting, to be held at the MID Office, 12152 Road 28 ¼, Madera, California, 93637, at 2:00 p.m., on May 20, 2014.

 

2014 Drought Assistance Programs

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

 

Groundwater Issues and Water Management

The U.S. Society for Irrigation and Drainage Professionals will be hosting a conference pertinent to the current drought in California. The event will be held March 4-5, 2014 in Sacramento, California. For more information visit http://www.uscid.org/14caconf.html.

 

Friant Water Users Told To Expect No Water in 2014

News Release from Friant Water Authority, February 21, 2014 

The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has taken the rare step of giving a "zero" to the Central Valley Project water supply it expects to deliver in the coming year through the Friant-Kern and Madera canals. Pummeled by effects of California’s record drought, Reclamation’s initial declaration of the Friant Division’s 2014 water supply from the San Joaquin River and Millerton Lake is for no Class 1 or Class 2 deliveries. Bureau officials gave the bad news to the Friant Division’s CVP contractors and the Friant Water Authority during a somber conference call Friday morning (February 21). During the same call, Reclamation announced western San Joaquin Valley CVP contractors served by the San Luis Unit also will receive no water.

"These zero declarations had been widely anticipated but they still come as a terrible shock, especially on the East Side where there has never been a year without CVP water," said Ronald D. Jacobsma, Friant Water Authority General Manager.

Read more: Friant Water Users Told To Expect No Water in 2014

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.