Press Releases

2017

May 24, 2017 Lakes McClure and McSwain full and ready for 2017
May 22, 2017 - High flows expected on Merced River throughout summer from melting snow
 
May 2, 2017 - Merced Irrigation District seeks entries for its annual water-safety poster contest
May 2, 2017 - MID undertaking work to enhance channel below Lake McClure spillway
April 11, 2017 - MID Parks holds FREE trout derby at Lake McClure: Cash prizes for both tagged and largest fish, up to $500
April 4, 2017 - MID takes major step to become a groundwater sustainability agency
March 21, 2017 - MID files hundreds of pages of comments taking issue with State’s Bay Delta Plan SED
March 16, 2017 - Merced Irrigation District water deliveries are now available
March 3, 2017 - Status of Lake McClure and New Exchequer Dam
February 27, 2017 - Status of Lake McClure and New Exchequer Dam
February 17, 2017 - Status of Lake McClure and New Exchequer Dam
February 10, 2017MID approves budget and 2017 water season
February 8, 2017High Flows Increasing on Merced River
January 26, 2017 - High River Flows Expected on Merced River
January 20, 2017 - MID Groundwater Recharge Basins Utilizing Storm Water
January 12, 2017Lake McClure reaches 65 percent of capacity
January 9, 2017 - Update on Merced River flows and Lake McClure
January 5, 2017 - Statement on expected Merced River high flows


2016

December 29, 2016 - State Water Board holds last hearing on the Bay Delta Plan Water Plan SED
December 21, 2016 - Bay Delta Water Plan SED: Next Steps
December 16, 2016 - ONLY PUBLIC HEARING ON LOCAL WATER DIVERSION TO BE HELD MONDAY, DEC. 19
December 13, 2016 - Statement on federal drought legislation
December 12, 2016State Water Board to hold only meeting on Bay Delta Plan in Merced on Monday, Dec. 19
December 1, 2016 - Merced residents deliver concerns about local drinking water quality and job loss to the State Water Board
November 16, 2016 - MID receives national recognition for its annual budget reporting
October 19, 2016Merced Irrigation District announces Merced River S.A.F.E. Plan: District proposes mutli-benefit alternative to Bay Delta Plan water diversion 
October 10, 2016 -  MID Irrigation Season Ending: Final orders must be placed by Tuesday, October 18
September 15, 2016Response to State Water Board Bay Delta Plan
August 17, 2016 Study predicts major economic fallout and job loss in Merced area from State’s plan to divert local                                      water
August 2,2016The search for gold in the Sierra Nevada could be more lucrative to local anglers: Gold-Tagged Trout                                   in Lake McClure now worth $500 
June 23, 2016 Workshop for long-range water plan discusses future priorities, alternatives
June 20, 2016 - Fireworks return to Lake McClure Saturday July 2
May 23, 2016 - The rush for gold is back on in the Sierra Nevada: Lakes McClure and McSwain have cash-fetching trout
May 11, 2016 - District recognized for financial management and transparency
April 20, 2016 - UC Solar and MID bring clean-energy education to community
April 14, 2016MID is now accepting entries for annual water-safety poster contest
March 29, 2016 - MID to soon begin Lake McClure surface water deliveries
March 15, 2016 - MID to discuss water availability during March 29 special meeting
February 25, 2016 - Workshop for long-range water plan will examine future MID financial strategies
January 28, 2016MID workshop addresses host of issues related to District’s future operations
January 26, 2016 - MID workshop to discuss updates of long-range plans and federal relicensing

 

2015

December 15, 2015 - WRMP: Workshop focuses on state water metering law
December 9, 2015Final Environmental Impact Statement released for relicensing of New Exchequer Hydroelectric Project
November 17, 2015Public updated on MID long-term water plan
November 9, 2015MID to provide update on developing long-range plan at an upcoming public workshop in Merced
September 1, 2015 - Lake McSwain Fall Fishing Derby Delayed by Drought
July 27, 2015 - Power restored after brief outage
June 29, 2015MID makes extremely minimal amount of Lake McClure water available under dire circumstances
June 4, 2015 - Merced Irrigation District earns national award for electric safety
May 27, 2015 - California's Exchequer Bike Park enters final vote in competition for extreme trail grant
May 27, 2015 High-speed boat races and family fun coming to Lake McSwain this weekend
May 5, 2015Large cross section of community shares water concerns with federal officials on new plans
April 27, 2015Federal regulators to hold local public hearing on impacts to new MID operations and water storage Growers and community urged to attend
April 8, 2015 - MID will provide local drought input at meeting of state water leaders: General Manager will serve as kep panalist
March 3, 2015MID to growers: continuing drought will result in season without Lake McClure water allocation

 

2014

December 11, 2014 - MID Prepared for Heavy Winter Storm
October 9, 2014 - MID Water Season Ending - Final Orders must be placed by Wednesday, Oct. 15
September 8, 2014 - Fall Fest Coming to Lake McSwain
August 22, 2014 - MID Updates Lake McClure Operations for Growers
August 8, 2014 - MID Urges Growers to Use Water Allocations prior to Sept. 15
July 17, 2014 -  MID and Gallo Cattle Company Joint Statement
July 3, 2014 - External Audit Gives MID High Marks
June 3, 2014 - Growers Receive Increased Water Supply
April 23, 2014 - State Grants MID Authority to Divert Additional Irrigation Water From Lake McClure
March 18, 2014 - MID Plans Short Season Beginning Next Month with Extremely Limited Water Supply
March 5, 2014 - District Proceeds with Water Rate Increase
February 5, 2014 - Water Storage Project Makes Progress in Congress
January 21, 2014-  MID Provides Update on Drastic Water Outlook

2013

November 19, 2013 - MID Board Meeting Location Change
October 11, 2013 - Merced Irrigation District Requests Final Water Orders for End of Season
October 3, 2013 - Governor signs MID bill to aid energy costs
September 11, 2013 - MID Shares local water concerns with top state officials
September 5, 2013 - MID continues sponsorship of Solar Institute at UC Merced
August 30, 2013 -  Bill to aid energy costs advances
August 8, 2013 - MID reminds growers of flexible options in critically dry year
May 20, 2013 - Children’s water safety posters wanted for MID contest
April 24, 2013 - Congress advances bill to increase water storage in Lake McClure
March 20, 2013 - Merced Residents, Growers Take Concerns to Sacramento
March 5, 2013 - Challenging Irrigation Season Begins March 11
March 4, 2013 - Congressional Bill Would Lead to Study of More Storage at Lake McClure
February 12, 2013 - MID's Finances Upgraded by Moody's


2012

October 1, 2012 -  MID Discovers and Recovers Nearly $2 Million Due to Ratepayers
July 30, 2012 - MID Increases UC Merced Solar Institute Sponsorship
July 30, 2012 - Water and Canal Safety Day held at McNamara Park
July 19,2012 - MID Hosts South Korean Students along with UC Solar Institute
July 10, 2012 - External Audit Shows MID on Solid Footing
July 5, 2012 - MID Named Large Business of the Year by  Merced Greater Chamber of Commerce
June 19, 2012 - House of Representatives Approves Bill to Allow Review of Lake McClure Spillway Modification
June 14, 2012 - MID Managers Contribute $600 for McNamara Pool Vouchers to Keep Kids Away from  the Danger of Canals
May 23, 2012 - MID Donates $1000 for McNamara Pool Opening
May 4, 2012 - MID and County Office of Education Unveils New School with Modern Solar Technology
April 25, 2012 - MID Lifts Limits on Water Supply After Late Season Storms
March 19, 2012 - Weekend Storms Bring Needed Rain, But Fall Short of Ending Dry Year
February 21, 2012 - Irrigation Season Begins March 5

 

2011

October 24, 2011 - MID joins Food Bank and United Way to offer free access to Lakes McSwain and McClure in exchange for food and children's coats
July 19, 2011 - MID Appoints New District Council
July 11, 2011 - Access to Merced River Reopened: MID Warns Community to Remain Cautious
July, 1 2011 - MID and Merced Sheriff Announce 10 Day Closure of Merced River Access Above Snelling
May 6, 2011 - MID Holds Community Water and Canal Safety Day at Lake Yosemite
March 22, 2011 - Board of Directors approved the 2011 Operating and Capital Budget
March 07, 2011 - MID will begin irrigation season operations on Monday, March 14, 2011
March 3, 2011 - Legislation to allow for expanded storage at Merced Irrigation District's Lake McClure was introduced
February 22, 2011 - The Merced Irrigation District Board of Directors has selected their officers for 2011
February 15, 2011 - MID Supports MERCO McLane Cycling Classic with New Lake McClure Road Race
February 2, 2011 - MID announces new Risk Management Specialist, Daniel Aguilar
February 1, 2011 - Merced Irrigation District Board Approves Contract to Protect Exchequer Penstock
January 26, 2011 - MID announces new Director of Parks & Recreation, James "J" Mills
January 21, 2011 - MID announces new Manag

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