Current Information.

Eastern Irrigation District News

Post Date: October 25, 2018

Applications For Community Grazing Privileges

The Eastern Irrigation District is announcing that the Grazing Associations listed in the attached ad (click link below) are accepting applications for grazing privileges for the 2019 Season.

Application forms, entry, breed of bull and other entry requirements may be obtained by contacting the association representative listed in the attached ad.

Forms are NOT available at the District Office.

Click HERE to view the complete ad.

Click HERE to view the Policy Governing Eligibility and Operation of Pasture on EID Lands.

Post Date: October 11, 2018

Irrigation Council Appeal Update

Water Users:

In an effort to keep our Water Users updated as to the Irrigation Council Appeal matter, please see the attached summary of correspondence and events, as well as the affidavit filed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors.

We will continue to keep you informed. Please direct questions or concerns to Ivan Friesen, General Manager (362-1400).

Click HERE to view the complete Irrigation Council Appeal Update.

Post Date: August 29, 2018

News Release

Division 7 Director Resigns

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Eastern Irrigation District, I would like to thank Mr. George Murray V for his commitment and service to the District and its Water Users.

For the vacancy that this creates, Water Users in Division 7 – Rolling Hills can feel free to contact myself or any other director.

Ross Owen, Chairman
Board of Directors

Post Date: August 29, 2018

2018 Irrigation Water Shut Down Date

Water Shut Down Date: October 5, 2018

To all irrigators of the Eastern Irrigation District, please be advised that the water shut down date for 2018 will be October 5.

Please ensure that all of your irrigation water needs have been met by this time.

Post Date: August 1, 2018

Attention all Boaters and Watercraft Owners:

Invasive Species Prevention Program

To protect our reservoirs, the Eastern Irrigation District has implemented an Invasive Species Prevention Program.

To receive approval for access to any of our District waterbodies, please visit the EID Office to complete your mandatory watercraft information form.

Forms are also available at:

  • Kinbrook Island Provincial Park
  • Lake Newell Resort Marina
  • Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground
  • Crawling Valley Campground

For more information go to or call (403) 362-1400

Thank you for your cooperation in the shared use of our reservoirs.”

Post Date: August 1, 2018

Alberta Open Farm Days

Bassano Dam Tours

Saturday, August 18th at 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.

Pre-registration is required; please call (403) 362-1400 by Thursday, August 16th, 5:00 p.m. to register. The tour cannot accommodate strollers, wheelchairs or anyone with limited mobility due to the nature of the facility.

Post Date: April 10, 2018

Notice of Irrigation Council Appeal Panel

Water Users:

In an effort to keep our Water Users informed of a very important topic that may impact our District, please find attached the recent Irrigation Council Appeal Panel Notice of Decision.

We will continue to keep you informed on this matter. Please direct further questions or concerns to Ivan Friesen, General Manager (362-1400).

Click HERE to view the complete Notice of Irrigation Council Appeal Panel.

Post Date: Spring, 2018

Attention Fishermen.

Ice Fishing Shack Removal.

Please be advised that May 1 of every year is the deadline to remove ice fishing shelters from Eastern Irrigation District owned land. Any ice fishing shelters found on Eastern Irrigation District owned land after May 31 will be considered abandoned.

If you have questions please contact Eastern Irrigation District at 403-362-1400.

The Eastern Irrigation District would like to thank for you in advance for your continued co-operation!

Post Date: Spring, 2018

Canadian Agricultural Parternership (CAP)


The purpose of this program is to increase water savings and reduce energy use in irrigated agriculture by assisting producers with the purchase of more efficient irrigation equipment and systems.

This program assists producers with eligible costs incurred for the purchase and installation of a new low-pressure centre (LPCP) pivot irrigation system, a drip irrigation system or an upgrade of an existing irrigation system.

40% of the eligible costs, up to a maximum of $5,000, for:

  • equipment upgrades on the parcel; or
  • an upgrade on the parcel from an existing irrigation system to a surface drip irrigation system;


$15,000 of the eligible costs for an upgrade on the parcel from a gravity, side-wheel or high-pressure centre pivot irrigation system to a new LPCP system or a subsurface drip irrigation system.

Canadian Agricultural Parternership - Irrigation Efficiency Program Website

Canadian Agricultural Partnership, Irrigation Efficiency Program
Alberta Agriculture and Forestry
100, 5401 - 1 Avenue South
Lethbridge, Alberta
Canada, T1J 4V6;
Telephone: 403-310-FARM (3276)
Fax at 403-381-5765.

Post Date: Spring, 2018

Wetland Policy Basics Course

This short online course was designed for anyone interested in Alberta's wetlands, and will teach:

  • what a wetland is and how it is classified
  • tips and direction on how to identify wetlands
  • a basic understanding of the regulatory requirements for activities in a wetland
  • an understanding of the Wetland Policy and how it is implemented in Alberta

Course Format:

  • This course consists of four 15-minute online modules, four activities (approximately ½ hour each) and four quizzes to test your knowledge
  • Course content will be released March 1, 2018 and will be available for six months from registration.

The course launches on March 1, 2018

For more details, or to register: