Merced Irrigation District

2024

March 29, 2024 – Lake McSwain Spring Trout Derby set for April 6-7

March 6, 2024 – MID Board approves annual budget and sets 2024 water rate

2023

October 18, 2023 – Final water order being taken for 2023

June 6, 2023 – Lights on the Lake Fireworks Return to Lake McClure July 1
May 23, 2023 – MID sponsors free day at Kids Discovery Station on May 28
May 16, 2023 – Legislation to support groundwater recharge and fight flooding is making progress
May 16, 2023 – Lakes McClure and McSwain are gearing up for 2023 with fireworks planned in July
April 6, 2023 – Anglers reel in big trout and awards at spring trout derby 
March 14, 2023 – Merced River flow statement
March 12, 2023 – Merced River flow statement
March 10, 2023 – Merced River flow statement
March 7, 2023 – Spring Trout Derby planned for first weekend in April
March 6, 2023 – MID recognizes Groundwater Awareness Week
March 2, 2023 – Water rate set and FY 2024 budget adopted

2022

October 25, 2022 – Final water orders being taken Growers urged to order now
October 3, 2022 – Anglers haul in big trout and big awards at McSwain Fall Derby
September 15, 2022 – Senior water rights upheld in 2015 Court Case
August 30, 2022 – Lake McSwain Fall Trout Derby: Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2
May 19, 2022 – MID Parks expands partnership with Mariposa County Library
May 17, 2022 – MID Board again increases water supply and decreases cost
April 26, 2022 – Late-season storm brings water allocation increase to MID growers
April 7, 2022 – Anglers haul in big trout and big awards at McSwain Spring Derby
March 14, 2022 – MID completes important tunnel rehab project on the Main Canal
March 11, 2022 – Groundwater Awareness Week recognized by MID Board
March 3, 2022 – Water allocation and rate set for 2022 season
March 2, 2022 – Spring Trout Derby planned for first April weekend
February 22, 2022 – Exchequer Bike Park continues to grow in popularity at Lake McClure
February 17, 2022 – New virtual tour to help campers pick their site 
February 16, 2022 – Marginal water allocation expected as drought continues 
February 2, 2022 – More work is planned for salmon habitat restoration on Merced River

2021

December 14, 2021 – MID General Manager invites Governor Newsom to Merced to learn firsthand about Bay Delta  Plan impacts to local water supply
December 8, 2021 – MID General Manager urges every resident in eastern Merced County to contact the Governor to protect region’s water supply
October 20, 2021 – Final water orders being taken
October 5, 2021 – With great fishing and fun, everyone wins at McSwan Fall Trout Derby
September 17, 2021 – New weather station in high Sierra will provide a host of benefits to MID and others
September 13, 2021 – McSwain Fall Trout Derby is planned for October 2 and 3
September 8, 2021 – MID files lawsuit to protect water rights, disadvantaged communities and growers
May 21, 2021 – Anglers net big trout – and big rewards – at the 25th Lake McSwain Trout Derby
May 19, 2021 – Day-use passes for Lakes McClure and McSwain available at Mariposa County Library
April 23, 2021 – McSwain Trout Derby planned for May 15
March 26, 2021 – Salmon habitat restoration work continues on the Merced River
March 16, 2021 – Water rate set for 2021 season, and fiscal year 2022 budget adopted
March 2, 2021 – District now taking water orders

2020

August 26, 2020 – Salmon habitat restoration project is underway on the Merced River
July 7, 2020 – Merced River warning: high flows beginning July 8.
May 7, 2020 – Access to Lakes McClure and McSwain now includes Turlock, Denair, Hughson, Hickman, Waterford, Oakdale
May 6, 2020 – RV and trailer camping resumes for nearby local residents at Lakes McClure and McSwain
April 30, 2020 – Boating to resume at Lakes McClure and McSwain for nearby residents
April 26, 2020 – Additional access permitted for residents within 10 miles of Lake McClure, Coulterville and La Grange
April 24, 2020 – Limited access allowed for shore fishing, walking and biking at Lakes McClure and McSwain
March 25, 2020 – Coronavirus update
March 23, 2020 – Coronavirus update
March 20, 2020 – Weather provides for pause in water delivery
March 17, 2020 – Public Notice
March 9, 2020 – Water rate set and budget adopted 
February 19, 2020 – Irrigation season to begin March 1
February 12, 2020 – Important Notice: Fraudulent Billing Calls
January 9, 2020 – Local Storm Watch webpage launched by local agencies to inform the community

2019

October 23, 2019 – Exchequer Mountain Bike Park to host Stanford Cycling Club race in November
October 1, 2019 – MID infrastructure bonds again receive rating upgrade benefitting customers
September 13, 2019 – Groundwater sustainability discussed at MID workshop
August 13, 2019 – Merced Historical Society and MID seek community’s stories and photos for 100-year anniversary exhibit
July 19, 2019 – Second Tagged Trout Worth $1,000 pulled from McClure in less than a week
July 16, 2019 – Courthouse Museum Exhibit and Celebration will recognize MID’s 100 Year Anniversary
July 12, 2019 – Six trout planted in Lake McClure with $1,000 tags 
July 8, 2019 – More than 150,000 pounds of trout stocked in Lake McClure to help population after historic drought
June 20, 2019 – MID Statement on EPA objection to Bay Delta water quality plan salinity objective   
June 18, 2019 – MID recognized as Business of Year by Greater Merced Chamber of Commerce
May 28, 2019 – Small controlled flows to pass through McClure spillway gates
May 23, 2019 – Officials warn about Merced River dangerous conditions
May 21, 2019 – Merced 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
 

2018

January 28, 2019 – Public notice: Draft cost of electric service study to be presented January 30
December 19, 2018 – Merced 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, 2018 – MID strongly opposes State’s Bay Delta water grab: District continues to advocate common-sense alternative Merced River S.A.F.E. Plan
June 14, 2018 – Federal legislation advances in support of Lake McClure Storage Enhancement
June 12, 2018 – Lights on the Lake fireworks returns to Lake McClure on Saturday June 30
May 18, 2018 – Merced Irrigation District seeks entries for its annual water-safety poster contest: Top winners will receive water-park passes
May 10, 2018 – Federal legislation helps to advance Lake McClure Storage Enhancement
April 9, 2018 – Lake McSwain Trout Derby’s largest fish weighs 4.12 LBS: 4 tagged fish caught, splitting $3,755
April 4, 2018 – High flows expected on Merced River throughout spring and summer months
March 9, 2018 – MID 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

2017

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, 2017 – Fireworks at Lake McClure Saturday July 1
May 24, 2017 – Lakes McClure and McSwain full and ready for 2017
May 22, 2017 – High flows expect

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