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Local project featured at White House Water Summit

Local project featured at White House Water Summit

The $10 million project that restructured the way the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) delivers water was highlighted as a model approach to water conservation at a recent White House Water Summit. The “Instream Flow Improvement Project” was one …
Methow Valley Irrigation District will exclude members who converted to wells

Methow Valley Irrigation District will exclude members who converted to wells

About 70 members of the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) who now have individual wells for irrigation may be excluded from the district before the next irrigation season. The district has initiated a process that would remove members who installed wells for irrigation last year as part …
Twisp signs contract to finance water purchase

Twisp signs contract to finance water purchase

Moving another step closer to resolving its longstanding water shortage problem, the town of Twisp has signed a contract with the state Department of Ecology to finance the purchase of water from the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID). Twisp Council members have approved a contract that provides $276,000 from Ecology’s Office of…
Twisp River project restoring habitat for fish, wildlife

Twisp River project restoring habitat for fish, wildlife

Four miles up the Twisp River, work is underway to undo a century of man-made changes to the river at the site of the former Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) diversion. The Methow Salmon Recovery Foundation (MSRF) is leading a project designed to restore habitat for fish and wildlife, now that MVID will no longer take...
MVID’s restructured water delivery system nearing completion

MVID’s restructured water delivery system nearing completion

Just a little over a year after the project broke ground, the Methow Valley Irrigation District’s restructured delivery system is nearing completion and will be operating by the next irrigation season. “We will be able to deliver water through the…
MVID working to sort out members’ water rights

MVID working to sort out members’ water rights

The complexities of water rights, along with construction of a new $10 million irrigation system, add up to a lot of confusion for many Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members. About 40 MVID members attended the district’s annual …
Work starting soon on underground irrigation lines

Work starting soon on underground irrigation lines

Work on installing underground irrigation lines in the Painter’s Addition neighborhood of Twisp is expected to begin next week. The work is part of a $10 million Instream Flow Improvement Project that began last fall and is restructuring the way the Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) delivers water to its members.
Record low river levels bad for irrigators, fish

Record low river levels bad for irrigators, fish

With rivers and streams dropping to seasonal record low levels due to drought, irrigators in the Methow Valley and around the state are facing water cutoffs much earlier than normal this year. The dropping water levels may also be bad news for fish returning to the Methow watershed to spawn. About 60 irrigators …
Twisp finally getting a new water permit from state

Twisp finally getting a new water permit from state

The Town of Twisp is on the verge of resolving its longstanding water shortage, and town officials anticipate receiving a new water right permit from the state that will more than double the town’s available water. “We are thrilled. This is a huge accomplishment,” said Twisp Mayor Soo Ing-Moody, who has made securing additional municipal...
News briefs: June 17, 2015

News briefs: June 17, 2015

Water shut-off in MVID next week The east side pipe serving Methow Valley Irrigation District members will be shut down for a day next Tuesday (June 23) to repair leaks and finish installing take-outs. The shutdown, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., will affect customers served by the new piped system from Mill Hill near...