Nampa--Pioneer Irrigation District announced that it will end irrigation water delivery on October 8, 2014, and then close its headgates on the Boise River one or two days later to stop all water flowing through its canals.
Pioneer requires water to flow after the last day of deliveries to flush the system. Superintendent Mark Zirschky stated “the 2014 irrigation season had a rough start, but ended well. Pioneer is still expecting to have carry-over for next season. Our Patron’s conservative use of water along with our employees managing their deliveries strictly allowed for the excess and we couldn’t be more pleased.”