THE MISSION OF MADERA IRRIGATION DISTRICT is to obtain and manage affordable surface water and groundwater supplies in a manner which will ensure the long-term viability of irrigated agriculture in the District.

Information for Growers 

 

Weather Data

Madera Irrigation District has a small weather station installed on the roof of the District office. For questions regarding the weather station contact the Engineering Department at 559-673-3514. To view additional weather information online, click on the following link, http://www.wunderground.com/personal-weather-station/dashboard?ID=KCAMADER14.

 

 

The California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS) is a program of the Office of Water Use Efficiency (OWUE), California Department of Water Resources (DWR) that manages a network of over 120 automated weather stations in the state of California.  CIMIS was developed in 1982 by DWR and the University of California, Davis to assist irrigators in managing their water resources efficiently.  Efficient use of water resources benefits Californians by saving water, energy, and money. Madera Irrigation District manages CIMIS station number 188 (Madera II). To access the free data please visit http://wwwcimis.water.ca.gov/cimis/welcome.jsp

 

Madera Irrigation District Depth to Groundwater

The District has compiled historical well data for the United States Bureau of Reclamation well run completed by District staff. Click the link below to view a simple graph demonstrating the trends of the past eight years.

2006-2016 Depth to Groundwater

 

Groundwater Information Center Interactive Map

The Groundwater Information Center is providing a web-based application that provides data on groundwater-related information. The map includes data on groundwater basins, water levels, and subsidence. This map is a free service that can be accessed at http://water.ca.gov/groundwater/MAP_APP/index.cfm.

 

Department of Water Resources Groundwater Data

As a result of SBX7 6 (enacted in November 2009), the Department of Water Resources developed the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Program. The CASGEM Program makes groundwater monitoring information available to the public through a collaboration between local monitoring parties and DWR to collect groundwater elevation information statewide. The data have been compiled in the CASGEM Online System and made available to the public via the Internet with a GIS map interface. As a result, all interested parties can use the data to evaluate and monitor groundwater conditions in California. You may register for a public account and access the online system at http://www.water.ca.gov/groundwater/casgem/online_system.cfm The predecessor of this website is still avalible without a login at http://www.water.ca.gov/waterdatalibrary/ . Please note that the Water Data Library information is no longer being regularly maintained.

 

Irrigation Efficiency

The classes are available for persons interested in irrigation courses through the Irrigation Training and Research Center (ITRC) http://www.itrc.org/classes/iseclass.htm

The Center for Irrigation Technology at CSU, Fresno offers special software packages designed to improve efficiency in large and small-scale irrigation systems. On-site testing services are also available. For details please visit http://www.fresnostate.edu/jcast/cit

The Advanced Pumping Efficiency Program is a multi-level program addressing energy conservation, water conservation, water quality and air quality through pump testing and education. For information on program eligibility and other education opportunities please visit http://pumpefficiency.org