(Equitable Distribution Plan Apportionment Reserve)….Much of the unused water placed in the clearinghouse.
This year, the method of apportionment for agricultural lands used the same historical period and straight-line acre-foot per acre amount of 2014, which resulted in 68,000 acre-feet of unapportioned water belonging to the agricultural lands class. Of the unapportioned water, 31,000 acre-feet is attributable to land that was not apportioned water because of delinquencies on water availability or agricultural water service bills. The remaining 37,000 acre-feet is a combination of clean-ups to accounts between the 2014 apportionment and the 2015 apportionment, and the inclusion of an intentionally created reserve for high-water users. Following the presentation by Ben Brock, assistant engineer in the IID water department, the Directors Tuesday voted unanimously to have 20,000 acre-feet of the 37,000 acre-feet of unapportioned agricultural lands water not attributed to delinquencies be moved to the clearinghouse to make it generally available to all agricultural water users requesting additional water.