The Orchard City Irrigation District sets a 100% quota for the diversion season

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From the Delta County Independent (Hank Lohmeyer):

With Alfalfa Run and Dry Creek having gone on call two days earlier, the board of the Orchard City Irrigation District at a special meeting last Thursday set a 100 percent appropriation for district water users this year. The district last set a 100 percent appropriation for irrigators in the district two years ago…

OCID explains a 100 percent appropriation in terms of providing one cubic foot per second of irrigation water for each irrigated acre within the district. “There is plenty of water this year,” agreed board president Jeff Wick after hearing a report from the water commissioner’s office.

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