Orchard Mesa Irrigation District

Orchard Mesa Irrigation District is supplied with water from the Colorado River as part of the Grand Valley Project in the western Colorado portion of the Colorado River Basin. The district has made possible a diverse agricultural economy, where favorable conditions allow growers to produce orchards, vineyards, vegetables, alfalfa and small grains on 9,219 acres (including “Vinelands” area of 591).

6,500parcels

9,219acres

Agricultural Users

Agricultural watering practices account for approximately 80% of all water use annually in Colorado.

Residential Users

Keep your lawn looking green and maintain your lateral while in the growing season.

Irrigation season beginning
February 7, 2023 - By

Irrigation season beginning

Irrigation season starts the first Monday of April. This year Monday April 3rd is when water will start to flow […]

District Manager Position
November 7, 2022 - By

District Manager Position

We have a District Manager position opening. If interested call 970-464-7885 to have a job description emailed.

Canal 2 head gate 138
October 11, 2022 - By

Canal 2 head gate 138

10/11/22 Canal 2 headgate 138 is closed and locked until flooding repairs are complete. Will update this post when unlocked. […]