Bill you might call the san carlos irrigation district
I tried but couldn't get to anyone that knew what was up. I will try again tomorrow.
Here is the email I got from Cathy Wilson:
From: "Wilson, Catherine" <Catherine.Wilson@bia.gov>
Date: Tue, 11 Oct 2011 17:16:21 -0400
Cc: Begay, Clarence<Clarence.Begay@bia.gov>; Fisher, Augustine<Augie.Fisher@bia.gov>; Nelson, Larry<Larry.Nelson@bia.gov>; Revak, Joseph<Joseph.Revak@bia.gov>
Subject: San Carlos Irrigation Project Inquiry
"Dear Mr. Piscolli:
Thank you for your inquiry this morning about the schedule for releases from Coolidge Dam for the remainder of CY 2011 on behalf of the Arizona Croppie Association.
Attached is a copy of a Press Release issued by the San Carlos Irrigation Project describing the Dry-Up and Release Schedule for the remainder of CY 2011, and into CY 2012.
The Press Release indicates that the Project is having two 5-week dry-up periods between now and the end of January 2012, with an intervening 3-week period for releases from Coolidge Dam to the extent that water is available for release and is called for by the Project water users. Please refer to the attached press release for the details. Also, I refer you to the Gila Water Commissioner’s webpage for water accounting under the Gila Decree. It provides daily updates on flows, releases, and water availability. See www.gilawater.org
It is also my understanding that the Project water users do not plan to call for water from Coolidge Dam between now and October 30, 2011, so that the dry-up maintenance and construction activities may begin right away.
If you have any questions please let me know, or you may also contact Mr. Clarence Begay, Irrigation Manager, at the Project at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supervisory Water Rights Specialist
BIA, Western Region
Attached is the pres release she sent me. Between her email and the press release it is still not clear to me if they are going to release water and if so how much. So I have emailed both the Gila Water Commissioner in Safford and Mr. Clarence Begay, Irrigation Manager of the project. I hope to hear back from them tomorrow and have more to share.
At this point I don't have enough concert info to post this in a public forum.