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Taber Irrigation District

TID News: Update Thursday July 12, 2018:

REMINDER: Irrigators please respect your ditchrider's hours for placing water orders on/off and remember there are NO Sunday water orders. Thanks!

TID is Accepting Scholarship Applications - Application Form

Allocation for 2018 is 16"

Application for Disaster Recovery Assistance:

TID participated in the response to the overland flooding event this spring. This required TID resources, including hiring contractors to manage the event. TID also experienced significant damage to our works as a direct result of high inflows and rapid drawdown of canals used outside the irrigation season. TID is applying to the Alberta Emergency Management Agency Disaster Recovery Assistance Program to offset the costs of our response and to restore damaged works. This is estimated to be close to $500,000. The Alberta Government has not yet announced this as a 'disaster' however we feel it meets the eligibility criteria. This proactive measure, also being taken by our neighbouring irrigation districts and the MD of Taber, is expected to trigger the initiation of this program for the overland flooding event.

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

We hope our water users realize the level of effort that went in to responding to the state of local emergency, and to getting the district up and running the week of May 14th, only 4 days later than average. Despite this 1:50 year event, we continue to strive for readiness for earlier delivery of water.

Spring 2018 Bulletin

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.