Press Releases


May 28, 2019 - Small controlled flows to pass through McClure spillway gates
May 23, 2019 - Officials warn about Merced River dangerous conditions
May 21, 2019Merced Irrigation District and City of Merced exploring partnership for municipal water supply
April 10, 2019 Eleven tagged fish caught in Lake McSwain Trout Derby
April 4, 2019 MID financial managment again receives top recognition
April 2, 2019 - MID adopts first electric rate adjustment in 10 years
March 29, 2019 - Final consideration planned for MID electric rate adjustment
March 11, 2019 - An open letter from MID Board to Governor Newsom
March 6, 2019 MID approves water rate and full allocation for 2019 season


January 28, 2019 - Public notice: Draft cost of electric service study to be presented January 30
December 19, 2018Merced Irrigation District will pursue legal action against Bay Delta Plan SED
December 13, 2018 - MID vows to protect water after State Bay Delta SED adopted
November 7, 2018 - State Water Board delays adopting Bay Delta SED Plan
October 17, 2018 - MID awarded grant for new regulating basin
October 16, 2018 - Congress approves bill supporting study of McClure storage project
October 8, 2018 - Two top prized trout caught at Annual Fall McSwain Derby
Septermber 13, 2018 - Federal legislation advances in support of Lake McClure Storage Enhancement
August 28, 2018 - Merced officials tell State Water Board to leave Valley water where it belongs: in the Valley
July 10, 2018 - New Director of Parks and Recreation appointed at MID
July 6, 2018MID strongly opposes State’s Bay Delta water grab: District continues to advocate common-sense alternative Merced River S.A.F.E. Plan
June 14, 2018Federal legislation advances in support of Lake McClure Storage Enhancement
June 12, 2018Lights on the Lake fireworks returns to Lake McClure on Saturday June 30
May 18, 2018Merced Irrigation District seeks entries for its annual water-safety poster contestTop winners will receive water-park passes
May 10, 2018 - Federal legislation helps to advance Lake McClure Storage Enhancement
April 9, 2018Lake McSwain Trout Derby’s largest fish weighs 4.12 LBS: 4 tagged fish caught, splitting $3,755
April 4, 2018High flows expected on Merced River throughout spring and summer months
March 9, 2018MID again recognized for strong financial management
February 20, 2018 MID approves 2018 irrigation season: Orders taken now-deliveries begin around March 1
January 2, 2018 - Important Notice: Fraudulent Billing Calls
January 2, 2018 - New Chief Financial Officer joins MID


October 9, 2017 Ceres man wins top prize of $2,000 in Lake McSwain Annual Fall Trout Derby
September 26, 2017- Park-model cabins opening soon at Lake McSwain
September 1, 2017 - Caution urged around Merced River
August 29, 2017 - Regular trout plants return to Lake McSwain
August 16, 2017 - Exchequer Bike Park re-opens after Coronado Fire
August 14, 2017 - Exchequer Bike Park Temporarily Closed
July 31, 2017 - Lake McClure's Bagby Recreation Area will support Detwiler Fire Restoration
July 27, 2017 -  Spillway System Update

July 18, 2017 - MID infrastructure bonds receive rating upgrade
July 17, 2017 - Water from Lake McClure will flow through spillway gates into Lake McSwain
June 20, 2017Fireworks at Lake McClure Saturday July 1
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


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 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



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

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