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OCID board ups allocation

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The Orchard City Irrigation District (OCID) board, meeting last week, increased its water share allocation to 130 percent. The previous allocation was 80 percent.

According to a district official, recent monsoonal weather has allowed the change to be made. If current weather patterns continue, the OCID allocation could be raised again this season.

Earlier this summer, state water managers said there would be a 90 percent chance that the El Niño warming of Pacific Ocean waters would contribute moisture to the annual southwest monsoon weather pattern.

Raising the allocation, or the percent of decreed water allowed with each share, encourages water use for agricultural purposes and draws down the level of Fruitgrower's Reservoir, allowing for storage of next season's runoff.

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