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 …
Methow Valley Irrigation District
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…
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 water from the river for irrigation.
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
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 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 …
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 water her priority as mayor.