Environmental Impact Assessment Report For Eastern Irrigation District’s Proposed Snake Lake Reservoir Expansion Project

Click HERE to view the Final Terms Of Reference


Current Drought Plan Stage (As of July 23, 2024)

Please be advised that the current drought plan is set at STAGE 1

Maximum 24”/acre to any Point of Delivery plus option to purchase up to an additional 4 inches of deliveries, subject to the average delivery across the entire District not exceeding 18”/acre. No water transfer option. Option to purchase inches also subject to water availability and obtaining consent from Manager.

Current Drought Plan Stage (As of June 25, 2024)

Please be advised that the current drought plan is set at STAGE 2

Maximum 18”/acre to any Point of Delivery plus option to:

  • transfer any amount of unused irrigation water, up to 24” to any other Parcel;
  • an application to transfer is not valid and shall not be acted upon until approved by the District.
  • No option to purchase additional inches.
Above is subject to the average delivery across the entire District not exceeding 18”/acre.

May 30, 2024 – Water Update - Reservoir Status

  • All reservoirs are currently maintaining a steady level.

April 24, 2024 – Water Update

  • The operating stage within the Drought Plan has been set at Stage 3. The water allocation is now 15" with transfers being limited to 6"

April 4, 2024 – Water Update

  • Reservoirs are at or near normal levels for the beginning of April
  • The District started diversions on the afternoon of April 3rd to commence filling reservoirs to full supply level and anticipate meeting target levels by mid-May

See PDF of snow pillow charts as of April 2, 2024, Click HERE

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

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

Follow link for more information on Alberta Drought conditions Drought – Current conditions | Alberta.ca, Click HERE

Eastern Irrigation District

Board Meetings

  • July 23, 2024
  • August 27, 2024
  • September 24, 2024

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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2024 Irrigation Water

Irrigation water to farmers will begin to be available April 29th in some locations, with the entire system becoming fully operational by May 6th. Contact your Water Operator for availability in your area.

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:

Brochure/Application Form