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MID and TID Sign Agreement With the State to Advance Tuolumne River Plan

November 10, 2023

California Natural Resources Agency releases Tuolumne River-specific term sheet

This week the California Natural Resources Agency announced that the Modesto and Turlock irrigation districts (MID and TID) and our Tuolumne River partner San Francisco Public Utilities Commission signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance the Tuolumne River Voluntary Agreement. The state also released the Tuolumne River-specific term sheet which includes details on proposed river flow and habitat restoration efforts.

The Districts join dozens of other California water agencies committed to collaborating with the state to finalize agreements that will provide water supply reliability to our communities while enhancing river ecosystems.

Signing the MOU allows the Tuolumne River parties to participate in small workgroups with other water agencies and state agencies charged with working out the voluntary agreement implementation details, including both flow and non-flow measures.

MID and TID will review the Tuolumne River term sheet in upcoming Board meetings. Any final voluntary agreement will be presented to and approved by the Districts’ Board of Directors.

Media Contacts:
For MID, contact Melissa Williams | | (209) 526-7390
For TID, contact Josh Weimer | | (209) 883-8361

About the Modesto Irrigation District (MID)
The Modesto Irrigation District, established in 1887, is a vertically integrated public utility located in California’s Central Valley. MID provides irrigation water to approximately 2,300 agricultural customers irrigating close to 60,000 acres and electricity to more than 130,000 residential, commercial and agricultural accounts in Modesto, Empire, Salida, Waterford and Mountain House as well as parts of Escalon, Oakdale, Ripon and Riverbank. MID also treats, delivers and wholesales up to approximately 67,000 acre-feet of drinking water per year to the City of Modesto. For more information about MID visit

About the Turlock Irrigation District (TID)

The Turlock Irrigation District, located in Turlock CA, is the first publicly owned Irrigation District and is one of only four today that provides irrigation water and power to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers within its service area. TID has been in the retail electric business since 1923. TID provides safe, low-cost, reliable energy to a growing customer base that today exceeds 103,000 home, farm, business, industrial and municipal accounts. TID also serves 4,700 irrigation customers covering approximately 150,000 acres of farmland. For more information about TID visit