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  • Ongoing Drought Resilience
    Ongoing Drought Resilience

    On May 18, the State Water Resources Control Board approved modifications to its emergency conservation regulation to reflect improved water supply conditions and allow for more local decision making. The original regulation was adopted in May 2015 and required local water agencies to meet state-imposed water use reduction standards ranging from 4 percent to 36 percent. For EID, the imposed reduction standard was 28 percent at first, but was later reduced to 24 percent.

  • EID's Latest Newsletter: September/October 2016 Waterfront
    EID's Latest Newsletter: September/October 2016 Waterfront

    Please read our latest edition of the customer newsletter. This issue highlights ongoing drought resilience, an important contract with Reclamation for Project 184 water, a million-dollar grant received for the Upper Main Ditch project, a message from the GM on water supplies and district finances, and how we read your meter.

  • Reclamation and El Dorado Irrigation District Sign Warren Act Contract for Project 184 Water
    Reclamation and El Dorado Irrigation District Sign Warren Act Contract for Project 184 Water

    On Aug. 2, 2016, the Bureau of Reclamation and the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) entered into a Warren Act contract for 17,000 acre-feet per year of EID’s Project 184 supplies (Water Rights Permit 21112) from Folsom Reservoir. The contract will be in effect through February 2030 and is the result of EID’s 25-year effort to secure this new water supply for its customers.

  • Piping Project Gets Million-Dollar Federal Grant
    Piping Project Gets Million-Dollar Federal Grant

    At its July 25 meeting, the EID board of directors voted to enter into a grant agreement with the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation in the amount of $1.0 million for the Upper Main Ditch Piping Project.

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