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2011 News

LAST DAY OF IRRIGATION WATER

The District will be shutting down the irrigation canal Friday, September 30, 2011 time 8:00AM. This pending weather and any unforseen problems with the canal. This has been an exceptional water year!
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THREE MILE PIPELINE USERS

The water users that are on the Store lane lateral (This location is between Three mile creek road heading North to Ridge road) will be temporarily shut down to repair a hole in a pipe. Water should be restored sometime late morning August 25.



WATER UPDATE

Beat One, from Como Dam to Willow Creek, water should be restored.
Beat Two, from Willow Creek to Burnt Fork, Smitty is in the process of opening head gates this may take until late afternoon.
Beat Three, As of this morning water is reaching the Three mile area. The gravity systems will SLOWLY be coming on line. This may take until late evening to get everyone restored. Still working on getting water over to the Eagle Watch area. Stay posted for updates.

Just a reminder the District is on BASIC WATER…
If you don’t know how many irrigated acres you have call the office or contact your ditch rider for this information.


SIPHON ONE IS REPAIRED

Siphon one is repaired. The District started water at 12:00 PM Thursday July 28, 2011. Water will take 48 to 72 hours to reach all areas. Just a reminder the District is on BASIC WATER…


SIPHON ONE IS DOWN FOR REPAIRS

This looks to be the same type of problem the District encountered earlier this season. So, Siphon One will be down for repairs. We anticipate the siphon should be down for 48 to 72 hours. We no longer have high water from the creeks to keep minimal flows going. Please stay posted for updates.


UPDATE ON 2011 WATER SEASON

Como Lake stopped spilling on Monday, July 25, 2011. Basic rule of thumb is once the Como Lake stops spilling the District normally has 60 days of water pending weather and unforeseen problems with the canal. Just a reminder once the Lake stops spilling the District is on BASIC WATER…
This has been an exceptional year for water!


SIPHON ONE REPAIRED

Siphon one was repaired yesterday, June 15, 2011 . Water should be restored late Thursday.

SIPHON ONE REPAIR

This looks to be the same type of problem the District encountered earlier this season. So, Siphon One will be down for repairs. We anticipate the siphon should be down for 48 to 72 hours. The users between Como Lake and Skalkaho creek will not have water. The District will be using Skalkaho water to try and maintain minimal flows between Skalkaho creek and Burnt Fork Creek. This should not affect the users North of Burnt Fork. Please stay posted for updates.


ANNUAL MEETING

BITTER ROOT IRRIGATION DISTRICT ANNUAL MEETING

Tuesday June 7, 2011 at 7:00 PM
The meet will be held at the District office
Address, 1182 Lazy J lane Corvallis, MT
The meeting will be held in the Quonset hut behind the office

AGENDA

1. Power Point presentation
Do’s and Don’ts
Aging Infrastructure
2. Status of Siphon one Phase 2
3. Policy Discussion
4. Water Outlook
5. Three mile gravity system
6. Questions
7. Closing Remarks
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May 2

May 16


SIPHON ONE REPAIRED

Siphon one was repaired yesterday, May 17, 2011 . Water should be restored late Wednesday.


SIPHON ONE DOWN FOR REPAIRS

Siphon One will be down for repairs. We anticipate the siphon should be down for 48 to 72 hours. The users between Como lake and Skalkaho creek will not have water. The District will be using Skalkaho water to try and maintain minimal flows between Skalkaho creek and Burnt Frok Creek. This should not effect the users North of Burnt Fork. Please stay posted for updates.


WATER UPDATE

Ditch Riders are starting to release water down the laterals. Water users that are on open ditches need to walk the water down to ensure that the water doesn’t get blocked, by debris, and flood someone out. It is the responsibility of all water users on that lateral to ensure this happens. Communicate with your neighbor. This is the key for having a successful water season.
The following Three mile gravity system pipe lines are charged and ready to be used;
1. East Ridge pipeline
2. 94
The maintenance crew is working on Ridgeline pipeline today.


WATER STARTUP APRIL 25th

The district plans on starting water on Monday April 25, 2011. The water from Como Lake takes approximately four days to reach the end of the canal. Pending location, on the main canal, this can take four to ten days to receive your water. Make sure your last minute maintenance items are completed prior to water delivery. Water users that are on open ditches need to walk the water down to ensure that the water doesn’t get blocked, by debris, and flood someone out. It is the responsibility of all water users on that lateral to ensure this happens. Communicate with your neighbor. This is the key for having a successful water season.