2018-2019 Rescheduled Water
As reported in Notice No. 552 dated August 3, 2018, the District anticipates that the Bureau of Reclamation will limit the amount of water that may be carried over to approximately 170,000 acrefeet. The water remaining at contract year end in excess of the limit will be lost according to the District’s Rescheduling Policy.
Water users are reminded that according to the District’s Rescheduling Policy, loss (whether cap or rescheduling) is prorated based on volume per acre, from highest to lowest, and is applied in the following order and manner:
- Any remaining Rescheduled Water in excess of the Acreage Based Cap (0.5 acre-feet per irrigable acre).
- Water rescheduled by the District.
- Remaining Rescheduled Water.
- Delivered Rescheduled Water in excess of the Acreage Based Cap.
- Delivered Rescheduled Water within the Acreage Based Cap
Water users are given until March 10 to transfer water between accounts to reduce exposure to the Acreage Based Cap.
As a reminder, if a water user loses water, the District will bill the water user the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority O&M, applicable District rates, and any other costs the District incurs. If you have any questions concerning this matter, please contact Russ Freeman at (559) 241-6241.
2018-2019 CVP Water Supply Update
The total 2018-2019 Supplemental Water request as of July 15 was 92,983 acre-feet on 256,450 acres. The District anticipates that it will meet these requests. The estimated Supplemental Water delivered cost will range from $430 – $460 per acre-foot. The District allocated 59,069 acre-feet on May 31, 2018, and the timing and amounts of expected allocations for the year are shown in the table below. This schedule will continue to be updated monthly to reflect supplies and/or changes to the timing of delivery.
|Allocation Month||AF Amount|
|May – Actual||59,069|
|June – Actual||0|
|July – Actual||21,418|
|August – Estimated||10,000|
|September – Estimated||20,000|
Typically, advance payment for acquisition costs of the water is required at the time of allocation, while operation and maintenance-related costs will be billed when the water is delivered. However, for the May allocation only, the District modified the advance payment requirement, as discussed in further detail in the next section of this notice. The allocation advance payment will apply toward the delivered Supplemental Water rate. The water will be allocated to water user accounts as Project water or non-Project water (if available), allowing Full-Cost rates to be applied as required by Reclamation Law. Additionally, since the District has committed to purchase Supplemental Water, agreements may not be revoked or amended.
2018-2019 Supplemental Water Advance Charges
To provide financial relief to water users who received an allocation of 2018-2019 Supplemental Water in May 2018, the General Manager has exercised his authority under Section 10 of the District’s Terms and Conditions for Agricultural Water Service to establish the due dates for advance payments. Payments for the advance charges for 2018-2019 Supplemental Water allocated in May 2018 are due and payable in three equal monthly installments with the final one third (1/3) due August 27.
Timely payments made under this payment plan will not incur penalty, interest, or monitoring charges. The 2018-2019 Supplemental Water will become available for use by water users as the advance payments are received. Please call your Customer Service Representative at (559) 241-6250, if you have any questions.
Land-Based Charges September Installment
The September installment of the 2018-2019 Land-Based Charges is due September 25, 2018. A penalty will be added to unpaid charges on the day following the payment due date. Please contact the District at (559) 241-6212 for additional information about Land-Based Charges.
Sustainable Groundwater Management Act Update
At the August 14th Board Meeting, District staff gave a presentation discussing potential concepts for the allocation of groundwater. The discussed topics included: groundwater allocation, calculation of a rolling average, and a determination when reconciliation and supplemental water would be needed. Presentation materials are available on the District’s website. For additional information, contact Kiti Campbell at (559) 241-6226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Westlands Water Quality Coalition Members
The Westlands Water Quality Coalition (WWQC) is actively seeking coalition volunteers with wells screened above the Corcoran Clay, varying in depth from less than 200 feet to over 800 below ground surface, to participate in the Groundwater Quality Trend Monitoring (GQTM) Program. The GQTM Program is required by the Western Tulare Lake Basin General Order R5-2014-0001 (GO) and participation will involve minimal commitment and no cost. Water quality constituent sampling will occur once per year, in the fall. If you have an Upper Zone well that might be a candidate or have any questions about the GQTM Program, please contact Debra Dunn at 559-241-6242 or email@example.com.
In addition, the WWQC will hold a Nitrogen Management Self-Certification Training Workshop on Tuesday, October 2, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM. A Nitrogen Management Continuing Education Workshop will be held on Thursday, November 8, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 12:30 PM for members with Nitrogen Management Plan Self-Certification. The free workshops will be held at the Riverdale Memorial Hall, located at 3085 W. Mt. Whitney Ave, Riverdale, CA 93656. Please RSVP to Nicole Branum at (559) 241-6235.
Call Before You Dig – Notify 811 USA North
Changes to CA Government Code 4216, Safe Excavation Law requires any person(s) who disc land(s) by ways of grading, trenching, digging, ditching, drilling, auguring or any other way, is now required to notify 811 USA North before work begins. The law requires the proposed excavation or path be marked beforehand. Fines and penalties apply for those not in conformance. To request an 811 dig ticket, call 811 directly or go to their website. For additional information, call 811 USA North or Nicole Branum at (559) 241-6235 or see link.
Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest has provided the enclosed announcement informing interested bidders about a Department of the Navy Agricultural Lease at Naval Air Station Lemoore. Please use the contact information in the letter if you have any questions about this agricultural lease program.
DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY ADVERTISEMENT FOR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO LEASE GOVERNMENT LANDS FOR AGRICULTURAL PURPOSES
- The Department of the Navy, Naval Facilities Engineering Command, Southwest, proposes to lease Government owned land for agricultural purposes located at Naval Air Station Lemoore, CA under the process and terms outlined in the Invitation for Bid (IFB).
- Sealed bid and deposit must be received at Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest, ATTN: Erin Wilson, Real Estate, Code JV10.EW, 1220 Pacific Highway, San Diego, California, 92132-5190, by 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time, on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018. The bid opening will be conducted via a live conference call ONLY at 2:00 P.M. Pacific Time on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2018. As there will be no public access to the conference center, refer to call-in information in the IFB to listen to the actual bid opening. Bids will NOT be accepted after 2:00 P.M. FAX COPIES OF PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED RESPONSIVE.
- DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY
|IFB Number||Lease Term|
|4A08||+/- 130.4 Total |
|N62473LO10680||One (1) Five-year |
Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2023
One (1) Five-year optional
Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2028
|+/- 376.7 Total |
|N62473LO10681||One (1) Five-year |
Jan 1, 2019 – Dec 31, 2023
One (1) Five-year
Jan 1, 2024 – Dec 31, 2028
|Not to exceed Ten |
- IFB package and instructions will be posted electronically on Navy Electronic Commerce Online (NECO). Interested bidders can view the IFB package by parcel number, print, and submit the completed Bid Form with a bid deposit.
- Interested bidders can access the following NECO website and proceed with the following steps:
- Search Synopsis
- Under NAICS Code scroll down to: “111 – Crop Production”
- Click on “Search” at bottom of page.
- Click on “NAS Lemoore Parcel 4A08” or “NAS Lemoore Parcel 4A10/4A61 F1&2”.
- Click on “View Solicitation.”
- Under the Line Items section, download the file listed.
- The IFB documents must be reviewed thoroughly.
- Print the IFB documents, which include the Bid Form in the downloaded file.
- Complete and submit bid according to instructions outlined in the IFB.
- If you are a registered user on NECO, you may add yourself to the Plan Holder List. The Plan Holder List will notify you if there are any updates or amendments to the advertisement. To add yourself to the Plan Holder List: after you click on View Solicitation, locate Plan Holder List (below Issue Date) and click on “Add/Del.”
- If you have any questions, please contact Erin Wilson, Realty Specialist, at (619) 532-3889 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The Department of the Navy reserves the right not to award the Lease.
Lands Available for Lease
The District has approximately 13,000 acres for lease in Fresno and Kings Counties. For a list of available land, please contact Cork McIsaac of Agriculture Industries, Inc. at (916) 372-5595 or (800) 822-1415.
Holiday Office Closure & Water Ordering Procedures
District offices will be closed on Monday, September 3, 2018, in observance of Labor Day. The affected water ordering deadlines are as follows:
|For Water Use On||Place Water Order By|
|Saturday or Sunday – September 1 or 2||Friday, August 31, 9:30 a.m.|
|Monday or Tuesday – September 3 or 4||Friday, August 31, noon|
The emergency telephone number for after hours and holidays is (559) 224-1523.
Planned Inspection and Repair Shutdown Schedule – September 2018
The District provides a monthly listing of upcoming planned pumping plant and system maintenance for the next 45 to 60 days. The September schedule is as follows:
|Dates||Lateral(s) Impacted||Scheduled Work||Reduced |
|9-5 to 9-6||Pleasant Valley |
|Aquatic Growth |
|Pumping Plant |
Advance Notice of 2019-2020 Inspection and Repair Shutdown Schedule
The following table provides water users with one-year advance notice of the District’s planned pumping plant and system inspection and repair shutdown schedule for fiscal year 2019-2020.
|Week||Division Valves||Pumping Plant|
|October 7, 2019||26-1.7||26L|
|October 28||14RA, 14RB, 14RC|
|November 4||29RA, 29RB|
|December 9||28RA, 28RB, 28R-1.0W|
|January 6, 2020||23L|