A.C.I.D. Water

Decisions by federal, state and local officials to severely cut water allocations to Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District (A.C.I.D.) and sell off the remaining allocations, have led to widespread devastation. The small water district provides field irrigation to about 1,000 residents of Shasta County. Seepage from A.C.I.D.’s canal system usually also feeds the local water table, helping to supply the local ecosystem, and domestic wells, with water.

A.C.I.D. Board Offers “Consultancy” To Board President’s Political Opponent

James Rickert is running against long-time Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District board president Brenda Haynes in response to what he says is mismanagement by the district’s current elected leadership. After the federal government drastically cut water allocations to the district, the board made the controversial decision to sell all of the district’s remaining water. Rickert says the board’s recent offer of a consulting position was intended to dissuade him from running against Haynes, who has held her seat on the board since 2001. The board’s closed session vote to offer the consultancy to Rickert appears to violate California transparency law.

How Did A.C.I.D. Respond To Federal Water Cuts? Key Questions, Answered. 

Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District has supplied water to irrigators in Shasta County for more than 100 years. This year, after federal cuts and local water sales, residents have been left without water. Here’s how ACID responded to federal cuts, what options they considered for the district’s remaining water allocations, and how they plan to use the $7.5 million gained by selling off the district’s remaining water.

Emergency Drought Relief For Family Farms Could Help Some in the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District

Federal cuts and local water sales have left farmers in Shasta County’s Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District without water this year. As fields have gone brown and dead, many small family farmers have sold off livestock they are no longer able to feed. The Community Alliance with Family Farmers says they hope their small emergency grants are enough to help some farmers survive.

Struggling To Survive Without Water? Shasta County Announces Grant Update To Help With Water Deliveries.

As residents of the county’s A.C.I.D. service area fight to survive the lack of water in their district the county has released updated eligibility guidelines for county administration of state drought relief funds. Residents with a larger range of incomes are now eligible for home water delivery services for up to two years.

In Shasta County, Some Residents Of A.C.I.D Face Devastating Consequences From Federal Water Cutbacks

This year, after the federal government severely reduced water allocations to the Anderson Cottonwood Irrigation District (A.C.I.D.), the board of A.C.I.D. sold off the rest of the district’s allocated water, saying it would not travel far enough through the system to benefit residents. The board appears to be still holding the $7.5 million in revenue from those water sales. Meanwhile, some residents of A.C.I.D. are struggling to access enough water for their daily living needs. They’re confused, angry, and wondering where to find help to survive.

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