Ag Water Management Plan

TID has been managing agricultural water supplies since it was formed. A new era of agricultural water management planning began in the late 1990’s with the formation of that Agricultural Water Management Council, of which TID was a member. Council member agencies voluntarily adopted a more deliberate planning process which resulted in the first agricultural water management plans. Since that time, ag water management planning has become a regulatory requirement, resulting in updates to plans every 5 years.

Irrigation system watering a crop of soy beans in a field. Sunlight shines through the clouds.

The District’s current Agricultural Water Management Plan was adopted on March 23, 2021 and evaluates water use within the District and applicable management practices to make the best use of available resources. The current plan also addresses requirements established by the Governor in Executive Order B-29-15 (April 1, 2015).

The Agricultural Water Management Plan describes TID’s water supplies and irrigation demand, local conditions, facilities and operations, rules and policies, and a variety of water management activities, including a series of efficient water management practices (EWMPs) designed to improve water use efficiency. This documents how TID is complying with current law, and opportunities for continued improvement.

View the current Ag Water Management Plan and other supporting documents: