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Proper management of the District's water is critical to ensuring a stable and reliable supply for irrigation customers, especially in dry years. The District works cooperatively with other local agencies to promote long-term sustainability of this precious resource. Proper planning as well as efficient use of water benefits both the local urban and agricultural communities.
Groundwater within the District is supplied by the Turlock Groundwater Basin, which is a subunit of the larger San Joaquin Valley Groundwater Basin. The District utilizes a combination of surface water and groundwater to supply irrigation water to its growers.
TID's Agricultural Water Management Plan (AWMP) evaluates water use within the District and applicable management practices to make the best use of available resources.
The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) is designed to help growers develop efficient water budgets and irrigation strategies. CIMIS is a standardized way of accounting for water consumed through evapotranspiration (ET) by the soil and plants.