MIRAGE FLATS IRRIGATION DISTRICT
4499 STATE HIGHWAY 87
HAY SPRINGS, NE 69347
As the irrigation season is sneaking upon us look for changes to our website. There are some things on here that might be repetitious to you irrigators that have done this for years however, these are important rules that we need to go by. They can be a reference to you at any time.
As of right now with what the numbers tell us the water allotment looks to be somewhere around .65 a.f. per irrigated acre. This is estimation, nothing is set in stone at this time.
Know Your Headgate Numbers!
We can not stress how important this is! If you are a renter or a landowner and call in with the wrong number - Nancy doesn't always know if you are gone or calling in for that person. So... the headgate number you call in with is the headgate number that gets shut off or turned on! Or... she don't always know physical descriptions (west of my house or down by the reuse pit). You might get water where you don't want! There should be a headgate number printed on your headgate. If there is not, please let your ditchrider know.
We ask that you please remove all of your fences from our right-of-ways. When we are out working on the ditches and must stop to remove the fences, it slows us down. Your cooperation in this matter helps a lot.
As in the past, the MFID will be spraying laterals. If you plan on using our laterals to convey water, before our chemical has received the necessary precipitation, crop damage could occur from chemical leaching. Therefore, if you are planning on using these laterals before water you need to contact Brett.
It is the Districts policy to sign a water transfer sheet before any water will be transferred between individuals. These MUST be signed before transfers will be allowed. No exception to this rule will be made.
We must have at least 25cfs of water ordered (with O & M paid) before we can bring water down from the dam. We need this 25cfs. ordered 3 days in advance of when you want it. After water is in the laterals you can order your water the day before you need it. Like last year 11:30 a.m. will be the cut off time for daily water orders. This will be enforced. NO ON AND OFF ORDERS WILL BE TAKEN ON SUNDAYS. TRANSFERS WILL BE EXCEPTED. WATER FOR MONDAY MUST BE ORDERED BY SATURDAY AT 11:30 A.M.