Boundaries for the Mesa County Irrigation District run between the Stubb and Price ditches from 30 Road to 38 1/2 Road. It is important for landowners located in the MCID to know that the Price and Stubb ditches are covered by ground.
The Mesa County Irrigation District was formed in 1906. The district receives its water from the Government Highline Canal into its primary canal, the Stubb ditch. Additional water is delivered from the Government Highline Canal. Approximately 2,000 landowners and 3,000 acres of land are serviced by the MCID.
Transfer of water rights
Water rights are owned by the MCID and are allocated to the land. Water rights cannot be sold separately. When land ownership changes, the water stays with the land. Water assessments are collected by the Mesa County Treasurer as part of the property taxes levied on irrigated lands within the district and can be viewed at the Assessors Office.
MCID is responsible for delivering water in canals to turnouts in the system. The district provides the turnout and valve to deliver water to the landowner. After water is delivered to the turnout, it is the responsibility of the landowner. The MCID is not responsible for any tail waters or wastewater associated with irrigation.
Irrigation water is typically available through the MCID from April 15 through October 30 of each year. The MCID is governed by a three-member board, which meets once a month.
Assessments are collected by the Mesa County Treasurer and are billed at $26.00 per acre/per lot, or any portion thereof.
Mesa County Irrigation District
PO Box 970
Palisade, CO 81526