2015 WATER SEASON
The start date for the 2015 season has not been set.
To all water patrons,
This water year has been extremely dry and at this point it is one of the driest years on record and shortages are a possibility. Rogue River Valley Irrigation District (RRVID) is optimistic that we will still have a few more good storms coming through the valley that can change our current supply for the better. RRVID will hold off for as long as possible, as of April 22, 2015, the District does not plan to start running water until the first part of May.
RRVID staff and Board of Directors have a constant watch on the snow pack, precipitation and reservoir supply. As we firm up and stabilize, that is when the decisions will be made concerning whether cut backs or allotment changes are necessary.
Once the season starts, we are asking that all water users do everything possible to conserve as much water as they can. This means keeping in touch with our district staff as to irrigation needs, and letting staff know when you are done irrigating so we can get the water moved to the next user. Do not run water off, and keep delivery ditches clean and free from debris to move water more efficiently. Keep sprinkler nozzles in good condition and replace worn nozzles with new ones. Move wheel lines and hand lines more often than every 12 hours, and do not over-graze pastures.
If we all do our part, RRVID feels we can still have a successful 2015 irrigation season.
Good luck and lets all work together!
ONCE ROTATIONS ARE SET, THEY WILL BE ENFORCED AND STRICTLY ADHERED TO.
RECLAMATION REFORM ACT
Any water user who owns and/or leases irrigated land totaling 40.1 or more acres west of the Mississippi River must annually (or more often) file RRA forms with the Distrtict office prior to receiving irrigation water. If your landholdings change in any way during the irrigation season, which includes, but not limited to: moving your property into a trust, or the passing of one or more of the property owners, it is imperative that you contact the District office to update your RRA forms.
All water orders need to be placed by calling the District office at 541-773-6127. The District office is open to receive water orders from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday thru Friday. On nights, weekends and holidays, water users can leave non-emergency messages on the answer machine. If you have any questions about your schedule, please call the office.
For after-hour emergencies, the phone number to call is 541-770-0250. The emergency answering service will contact the District's emergency response person.
MONTHLY BOARD MEETING
The May 2015 Board Meeting will be held at the Rogue River Valley Irrigation District office at 1:30 pm, on Tuesday, May 12, 2015. The meetings are open to the public, if you have something to present to the Board, please contact the office at least one week in advance to be placed on the agenda.