Consolidated Irrigation District Newsletter
MESSAGE TO OUR READERS
Welcome to our monthly newsletter, CID Channel. All of us here at CID have been working diligently to find ways to better serve you. Our first step is our new website, www.cidwater.com. This new communication tool is designed with you in mind. Please sign up for alerts and other important information. We will be adding information regularly, so visit often.
Helpful information will be posted on a regular basis. If you have any comments or suggestions, please let us know. We appreciate your feedback.
CID Water Deliveries Ending Soon
CID water deliveries will end on Monday, July 30th, 2018. Church water deliveries will end on Wednesday, August 15th, 2018.
If you have questions or need assistance, please visit our website at www.cidwater.com or call us at (559) 896-1660 and a staff member will be able to assist you.
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act – Part One
The Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA) was passed into law in 2014. In Part One of this series, we are going to provide a brief overview of this complex legislation and the potential impact to our region and our growers.
Basically, SGMA requires that over-drafting be halted, and groundwater basins are brought into balanced levels of pumping and recharge. Compliance timelines were identified for each basin. We will be sharing those timeline milestones in our next CID Channel issue. Through strategic investments, infrastructure improvements and expansion of our recharge facilities, CID should meet our sustainability levels and be in compliance by 2040.
SGMA also created a mechanism for state intervention if a local agency like CID is not managing its groundwater sustainably. If a local agency is not in compliance, the State Water Resources Control Board may take over and manage the basin to protect the resource. In other words, the State would oversee pumping, recharge, monitoring – including metering – and water rate setting until the basin is deemed sustainable. For more information on SGMA, please visit the California Department of Water Resources website.
The Consolidated Irrigation District (CID) was organized on September 8, 1921 and provides water from the Kings River for irrigation and groundwater recharge to ensure ground water aquifer sustainability and resiliency.