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  • Drought Information
    Drought Information

    The District's service area has experienced three consecutive dry years, with calendar year 2013 being the driest on record. Click here for drought-related information, including tips on how to help EID meet its state-mandated 28% reduction in water use.

  • State Directive Triggers Stage 4 Water Emergency in Outingdale
    State Directive Triggers Stage 4 Water Emergency in Outingdale

    On April 23, 2015, the State Water Resources Control Board (State Board) notified EID that the existing water supply in the San Joaquin River watershed is insufficient to meet the needs of all water rights holders. As a result, the State Board has once again directed EID to immediately curtail its junior (post-1914) water diversions.

  • EID to Transfer Surplus Water to Westlands Water District
    EID to Transfer Surplus Water to Westlands Water District

    At a special meeting held on April 1, 2015, the El Dorado Irrigation District (EID) Board of Directors unanimously approved a conditional agreement to transfer surplus water to central California’s Westlands Water District in 2015.

  • EID Board Approves Changes to Drought Plan, Mandatory Watering Restrictions
    EID Board Approves Changes to Drought Plan, Mandatory Watering Restrictions

    At its March 23 meeting, the El Dorado Irrigation District Board of Directors approved updates to EID’s Drought Action Plan which included specific watering restrictions that will go into effect immediately.

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