Water & Drought

May 23, 2014

Consolidated Irrigation District scales back water deliveries

Selma-based Consolidated Irrigation District announced Friday that it will begin delivering water to part of the district on June 2 for 30-45 days depending on the district's final entitlement of Sierra runoff.

The district says that water delivery will be to users on the Lone Tree Channel, the district's first irrigation canal. It serves about 8,000 acres northeast of Selma that have long-standing "Church" water rights.

The district says that's the only water it will deliver this year because of projections that it will get less than half what's necessary to provide a full turn for all of its irrigation customers. Instead, remaining Consolidated water will be delivered to district ponds beginning June 9 for recharge.

For more information, call the district office at (559) 896-1661.

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