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.

 

Notice of Election

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN to the qualified electors of the County of Madera, that a Consolidated Statewide General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 4, 2014.  The following Madera Irrigation District offices are scheduled to appear on the ballot - Divisions 1, 3, and 4.  The following are the filling periods associated with becoming a candidate for the offices:

July 14, 2014 to August 8, 2014 Nomination & Declaration of Candidacy Period 

August 9, 2014 to August 13, 2014  Extended Nomination & Declaration of Candidacy Period (Extends when Incumbent fails to file)

September 8, 2014 to October 21, 2014  Write-In Candidacy Period

Interested candidates must obtain and file the required documentation to run for office from the County Clerk-Recorder, located at 200 W. 4th Street, Madera California.  

 

 

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.”


MID Press Release

 BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPOINT JIM ERICKSON TO DIVISION 4 

The Madera Irrigation District (MID or District) Board of Directors are pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Jim Erickson as Director for Division 4 in accordance with Government Code section 1780.  Jim Erickson was appointed to the division vacant after the resignation of Gary Bursey on April 21, 2014. Mr. Erickson, a resident and landowner within Division 4, took his Oath of Office on Tuesday, 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.

 

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.