Although spring floodwaters may seem like a distant concern right now, Twisp town officials are looking for ways to avoid a repeat of flooding that has occurred in the Painter’s Addition neighborhood during the past two springs, resulting from the closure of an open irrigation ditch above …
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
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
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…
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
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 …
Some irrigation district members in Twisp will be getting water soon
New irrigation service is expected to begin providing water this week to Methow Valley Irrigation District (MVID) members living on Wagner, Marble and Burton streets in Twisp, areas not previously served by the irrigation district.
Chewuch Canal shareholders without water on Friday
Water in the Chewuch Canal below Pearrygin Lake was shut off on Thursday evening (May 15), and expected to be flowing again by the end of the day on Friday, according to Chewuch Canal Company (CCC) President Roger Rowatt. The ditch was turned off in order to fix a faulty valve where the “old system […]
Construction set to begin on final phase of Chewuch Canal project
By Laurelle Walsh
As soon as the ditch is turned off Oct. 1, work will begin on improvements to the Chewuch Canal