Distribution of Irrigation Acres
The Western Irrigation District is offering 980 irrigation acres for sale for the 2021 water season. Anyone looking to expand their active irrigation is encouraged to contact Charlotte Mandel at the WID office to discuss the best options for them. The application process ensures that the acres will be used actively and that the overall water efficiency of the WID system will increase. The WID will evaluate the following factors to prioritize the allocation of these irrigation acres:
● Suitability of land for irrigation
● Present level of irrigation activity on the parcel
● System capacity
● On-farm system efficiency
● Conveyance system efficiency
These acres will be distributed at a capital asset charge of $770 per acre, which has been determined based on future infrastructure requirements of the District.
A limit of 130 acres per farm operation may be purchased during this sale process.
The deadline to apply is June 10, 2020 and payment will be due for successful applicants by December 1, 2020.
You must apply by June 10, 2019 to be considered for this opportunity this includes your Land Classification.
The WID is committed to ensuring our water license is utilized to its maximum potential for the benefit of our irrigators. As such, it is key that the acres to be distributed are not only utilized actively, but also efficiently. An irrigation system must be installed within two years of a successful application.
If you have any questions, please contact Charlotte Mandel at (403)-934-3542 ext. 223.