Water Update - November 08, 2023

Reservoir Status update – November 8, 2023

Reservoir Normal Winter Volume
Current Volume
Lake Newell 129,000 105,000 (24,000)
Snake Lake 9,600 1,700 (7,900))
Crawling Valley 69,400 54,500 (14,900))
Total (46,800)

At the end of the irrigation season (Sept 25th), District reservoirs cumulatively were down 104,000 acre-ft from normal winter levels. Presently the District is down approximately 47,000 acre-ft from normal winter levels.

To date, weather conditions have allowed the District to continue diversions. The District is currently filling both Lake Newell and Snake Lake and is optimistic the weather will cooperate and both reservoirs can be filled to normal winter levels within the next 2 to 3 weeks. While Crawling Valley is the third priority, all attempts to fill this reservoir this year will be made pending weather conditions. If Crawling Valley does not receive additional water this year, operationally it is one of the easier reservoirs to fill when the spring runoff arrives.

To view river flows on the Alberta River Basin App, Click HERE

(Sites applicable to the EID: Calgary, Elbow, Highwood, Carseland and Bassano.)

Eastern Irrigation District

Board Meetings

  • February 27, 2024
  • March 4, 2024
  • March 5, 2024 - AGM

What is Irrigation Water?

Irrigation water is raw water that is suitable for:

  • irrigating crops
  • watering lawns
  • watering trees
  • watering gardens

Irrigation water is not potable water.

Important Information

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Water Usage Viewing Web Application

To track your on-farm water usage, please sign up for our IRMA web app.

The IRMA sign-up form can be downloaded by clicking this LINK.

Email the comlpleted application form to: mark.porter@eid.ca

Seasonal Pesticide Program

EID will begin its seasonal pesticide program including the use of Vanquish and Vision Max pesticides on May 15th, 2023.


Please be advised that May 1 of every year is the deadline to remove ice fishing shelters from Eastern Irrigation District owned land.

Also a reminder that as per the current fishing regulations you are required to identify your ice fishing shack with your WiN number OR Name and Phone number.

If you have questions please contact Eastern Irrigation District at 403-362-1400. Thank you for your co-operation!

Contact Us

Eastern Irrigation District.
550 Industrial Road West
Box 128
Brooks, Alberta, Canada, T1R 1B2
Phone: 403-362-1400 | Email: eid(at)eid.ca

Partners in Habitat Development

To apply for a Partners in Habitat Development Project, click the following link to view the application form/brochure:

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