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Post Date: June 7, 2019

Attention All Water Users

Water Use Update

The Eastern Irrigation District reminds everyone to practice thoughtful use of water this season and to communicate well with their Water Operator. Presently our water storage looks good, with reservoirs at full capacity and on target for this time of year. Clearly, the start of 2019 has been extremely dry, and the District will continue to monitor and respond to supply and demand as conditions change. The Board of Directors would like to thank the water users for their part in the efficient operation of the District. To track your on-farm water use through the live data IRMA app, or to refresh particulars regarding the “Water Delivery and Operations Policy”, please go to the Information tab.

Delivery of Water

All irrigators and/or users shall advise appropriate staff of the district (usually Water District Supervisors), at least 48 HOURS IN ADVANCE, of their requirements for water. Such notice shall include the quantity of water requested, as well as the location of the delivery. This notice is essential for the district to properly control the water supplies within the irrigation system, and to ensure that it is beneficially used.

Shut-off of Water

All irrigators shall advise appropriate staff of the Irrigation District (usually Water District Supervisors), at least 24 HOURS IN ADVANCE, of their intention to cease delivery of water. This notice is essential in order for the district to properly control water supplies within the irrigation system, and to provide for the reallocation of such water for other use and/or to reduce delivery requirements within the irrigation system.

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


Post Date: June 7, 2019

Alberta Irrigation Management Model


The Alberta Irrigation Management Model (AIMM) is a decision support tool software package that assists irrigation producers with their irrigation scheduling decisions. The AIMM software runs as a Windows based program and has a agronomic record keeping component incorporated into the program as well. AIMM acquires the climate parameters required to calculate Evapotranspiration (ET) and irrigation recommendations from the IMCIN website. Producers simply choose the station that is closest to their irrigation field from any of the current climate stations on-line.

Link to AIMM web site: Alberta Irrigation Management Model

Alberta Agriculture Weather Page (Mobile Friendly)


Post Date: May 3, 2019

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:

  • Lake Newell Resort Marina
  • Rolling Hills Reservoir Campground
  • Crawling Valley Campground

For more information go to www.eid.ca or call (403) 362-1400

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


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: 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

Canadian Agricultural Parternership (CAP)

Purpose

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;

OR:

$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.