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Eastern Irrigation District News

Post Date: August 31, 2023


A continued lack of precipitation and above average temperatures has created a high fire hazard in Eastern Irrigation District (EID) community pastures.

Continued public access to EID lands is dependent on everyone using extreme caution to prevent grass fires.

To help reduce the risk of a grass fire follow the EID Base Public Access Guidelines as well as the additional public access restrictions below.

Effectively immediately:

  • Public use of automobiles is restricted to designated routes or established roads & trails that are graveled, graded and/or mowed.
  • Automobiles are permitted to park on the mowed shoulder of designated routes or established roads & trails only. Do not block traffic.
  • Please refrain from smoking while on EID lands.
  • It is strongly recommended to carry some type of fire extinguishing device in all automobiles.

Please remember access to these private lands is a privilege not a right.

For more information call the EID office 403-362-1400.

Post Date: Augusrt 22, 2023

2023 Water Shut Down Date

Please Note: Early water shut down date!

All irrigation, including farmyards and acreages, will cease on September 25th.

A minimum flow in canals and pipelines will be maintained until October 5th for cattle and pond filling needs.

Municipal residents are encouraged to manage their outdoor water requirements on a similar timeline.

All diversion after October 5th will be directed to District reservoirs to begin restoring the reservoirs to normal winter levels for the 2024 irrigation season.

Please contact the EID at 403-362-1400 if you have any questions.

Post Date: July 26, 2023

Thank You to All Water Users

Post Date: June 28, 2023

Chemical Treatment of North Bantry Canal

The Eastern Irrigation District will be applying treatment to the open water in the North Bantry Canal from SE-02-20-13W4 to the bottom end at NW-01-20-13W4 to control aquatic vegetation and algae on Friday, June 30, 2023. During the application no water is permitted to enter systems used to supply dugouts or ponds used for livestock watering or containing stocked fish. The application is not harmful to crop irrigating. Organic irrigators should be aware of any application which may affect organic crop certification. For more information, questions or concerns do not hesitate to contact Operations Manager Brent Kroschel at 403-363-5606, North Division Superintendent Scott Beddows at 403-363-5607 or your Ditchrider, Scott McInnis at 403-363-5639.

Post Date: June 19, 2023

Chemical Treatment of Canals

The EID has seen successful results in implementing a scheduled chemical treatment program for canal reaches prone to aquatic weed issues. Following is the 2023 schedule, subject to weather conditions, for canals in this program:

Tilley Main Canal:

  • May 10
  • May 24
  • June 7
  • June 21
  • July 5
  • July 19
  • August 2
  • August 16

North Branch Canal:

  • May 17-18
  • May 31-June 1
  • June 14-15
  • June 28-29
  • July 12-13
  • July 26-27
  • August 9-10
  • August 23-24

One Tree Canal:

  • May 11
  • May 25
  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 6
  • July 20
  • August 3
  • August 17

17-G Springhill:

  • May 25
  • June 8
  • June 22
  • July 6
  • July 20
  • August 3
  • August 17
  • August 31

Rolling Hills Main and Secondary A Canals:

  • June 28
  • July 14
  • August 31

Bow Slope and 17 Bow Slope Canals:

  • June 22
  • August 30

16 Springhill

  • June 22
  • July 7

Antelope Creek Canal

  • June 12

H West Bantry

  • June 23
Post Date: October 20, 2022