Alta Irrigation District

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The purpose of this message is to highlight new activities by District crews and to update you on the status of ditch plow efforts.  See attachment for photos of current activities.  As I have mentioned in previous messages, today’s activities are the product of planning efforts from 2017/18 and consistent with the reoperation theme implemented during the 2017 irrigation season, which yielded the longest water run in half a century. 

About two weeks ago, the District resurrected a large scraper blade in order to test its effectiveness on cleaning O&M roads of medium sized ditches.  This plow was tested on Wilson (along Roads 80 and 88), Button (along Ave 384), and it is currently being tested on Monsoon 2 (along Ave 400).  Once the weeds are removed and weather conditions are right, the District will make these areas a priority for its revamped spray program.

At this time, the ditch plow is on standby while the District’s equipment operator is working on reshaping areas that could not be reached with the plow.  Once all earthen plugs are removed and those inaccessible reaches are reshaped, the District will resume plow activity in the Cutler-Orosi area – the greatest concentration of plowable ditches are located south of Avenue 416 and east of Road 80. 

Lastly, annual assessment invoices were mailed last week and pre-paid water surcharge notices are scheduled to mailed this Friday.

Click the link below to see more maintenance activity

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