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August 3, 2018

Red dye in TID canal aids in monitoring system

TURLOCK – The red cast in the TID Lateral 4 Canal this morning is the result of a water-tracing dye used to monitor water flow through the system.  The dye, which is harmless to humans, animals and vegetation, allows the District to trace the rate of water moving through the system and is applied in various laterals throughout the irrigation season.  The dye is water-soluble and will likely dissipate within 12 hours.

Though the dye is safe, TID reminds everyone that it is not safe to play in or around canals.  For the safety of all, TID does not allow any swimming, fishing, playing or other recreational activities in or around canals.

Have a safe summer and remember these water safety tips: Learn to swim, only swim in safe places and always stay away from canals. For more safety tips, visit


Media Contacts:

Constance Anderson | | 209.883.8448

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 100,000 home, farm, business, industrial and municipal accounts. TID also serves 5,800 irrigation customers covering approximately 150,000 acres of farmland. For more information about TID visit and follow @TurlockID on Twitter.

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