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Taber Irrigation District

TID News: Update Wednesday, July 17, 2019:

2019 Water Allocation has been increased to 15" as of July 17th

2019/2020 TID Scholarships Available: Posting, Application Form

Buying, Selling or Renting Irrigation Acres

Water Allocation Calculator from Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Putting Cultivation to Grass or Hay? See the DU Forage Program

Spring 2019 Newsletter:

In our newsletter you can read about the water situation, new board member, new ditchrider/area, irrigation acres, 2019 rates and a few reminders.

Municipal District of Taber MD Connection Article

Follow this link for a TID Update on page 28 of the MD Connection

Precision Agriculture in TID - OWC Blog

Canadian Natural Wellhead Strikes Safety Reminder

Water Supply Update (April 4)

Ditchrider Changes: Richard Oliver - Division #1, John Beers - Division #5

2018 Annual General Meeting March 20th, 1:30 PM at Heritage Inn

2018 Annual Report

Irrigation District Water Quality is online: News Release / IDWQ Data Tool

Paul Turcato has been declared elected for Division #3 by acclamation. Welcome Paul!

Casual Labourer Positions Available

Lantic Inc. Participates in Reservoir Riparian Enhancement in TID

Lantic Inc. has access to TID land along Taber Reservoir through a lease that is sublet to adjacent cattle grazing operations. Lantic has generously contributed toward the cost of fencing to protect water quality through the Reservoir Riparian Enhancement project. Thanks to Lantic for supporting stewardship of TID's land and water!

Canadian Agricultural Partnership (replacing Growing Forward 2)

Several programs now available, including Irrigation Efficiency:    CAP

Watershed Legacy Program

TID encourages sustainable land management in our district. With support from various grants we are installing constructed wetlands, naturalized stormwater treatment systems and constructed wetlands. Our most recent project is Reservoir Riparian Enhancement (Government of Alberta Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program) to ensure a healthy vegetative buffer along our shorelines. Oldman Watershed Council has been funding and developing similar projects in our watershed. Click HERE to learn how you can be involved through a project idea you may have, or to help protect our water supply by supporting upstream projects.

Application for Disaster Recovery Assistance:

TID has been included in the Disaster Recovery Program! These funds will be used to offset a significant portion of the approximate $500,000 cost for response and repairs due to the 2018 Spring flooding.

Here is a Summary of TID Overland Flood Damages, complete with photos.

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Spring 2018 Newsletter

Water Builds Community - Gouw Quality Onions and OWC

2017 TID Annual Report

AWC Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Video

Fall 2017 Bulletin

OWC Watershed Fund: You Can Help Support Watershed Health

Alberta Agriculture Drainage Water Quality Fact Sheet



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TID Vision Statement

Our vision is a progressive and cohesive team, supporting the diverse needs of our water users through a heritage of efficient operations, a drive for continuous improvment, and a spirit of collaboration toward responsible water management in Specialty Crop Country

TID Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide sufficient, quality water to our rate payers through collaborative planning, regular upgrading, proactive maintenance and cost-effective operation, enabled by an informed board and dedicated staff using sustainable management practices


"We value the contributions of the irrigation pioneers from whose legacy we operate, and the sound decisions of previous boards and staff that have built a strong foundation."

An excellent history of irrigation in the Oldman Basin can be gained from reading "Quenching the Prairie Thirst - A History of the Magrath Irrigation District, Raymond Irrigation District, Taber Irrigation District, St. Mary River Irrigation District", by John F. Gilpin. We have copies available at our office, but here are the chapters relating to the Taber Irrigation District*:

  • Chapter 9: From the Bountiful Canal Company to the Taber Irrigation District 1908-1917
  • Chapter 10: Drought and Expansion through the Creation of Irrigation Districts 1918-1926
  • Chapter 11: The Taber Irrigation District 1919-1946

*Posted with Permission of the St. Mary River Irrigation District, Copyright 2000 SMRID.