Water Use Reporting for Storm Damaged Fields

Water Use Reporting for Storm Damaged Fields

Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Our district was largely impacted by damaging storms this growing season. As a result, operators may have wells with little to no water use, or changed their method of irrigation on some fields (i.e., had pivots down so laid out pipe). 

While a properly functioning meter is required on all wells, we realize some meters may have been damaged and unable to be repaired/replaced at this time. Please report hours for these wells and note why hours were reported (i.e., broken meter).

Please note these types of changes on the 2022 water use report. For online reporting, these notes can be made in the “Producer Comment” field. 

Noting these changes will give us explanations for changes in water use and hopefully save operators a phone call from our staff.