OCID is calling a Board Meeting on June 24th at 5:30PM, at the Town of Orchard City Community Room, to discuss Potential Allocation Changes and anything else that comes before the board. 

The Board has voted to increase the allocation to 40% at this time, please check back for updates and changes to this.

In the mean time you should check out the water ordering form HERE!


March 20, 2024 Agenda

Fruitgrowers Dam Outlet Gate Improvements Project

Meeting #17 Agenda
March 20, 2024
10:00 a.m.

KGCI Project Reference #: 132
Call in Number: 1-888-633-0347 Passcode: 72888364


Applegate Group: Craig Ullmann, Steven Morris

OCID: Mitch Thomas, Niles Riese, Jeff Widener

Bureau of Reclamation: Josh Dunham, Matt Bryner, Thomas Hook, Phil Ipson

Delta Conservation District: Suzie Bilberry

KGCI: Kyle Kissner, Jaime Jordan


Work Completed

  • Installed railing @ platform & finished anchoring and bracing.
  • Procured and installed connection links for chain at sprocket assemblies.
  • Added 3/4” gravel to east side of building.
  • White Star completed trim out. Installed NEMA box and electrical box @ Circle Ditch.
  • Installed brackets throughout.
  • Concrete placed at Circle Ditch post.
  • Ordered drain line slide gate for downstream structure. Should have an arrival update from Bolinger and Queen by early next week.

2 Week Look Ahead

  • Tape, texture & paint. Didn’t want to start while electricians were in the building. (3/20—3/26)
  • Thresholds/parameters on actuators (torque, open and close) - (3/20)
  • Actuator & valve operation—(3/21 @ 10 AM).
  • Final Site, shaft and building cleanup—(3/26—3/29).
  • Install blocking @ guardrail & put guard rail back into place (Procure blocking next week). Install as soon as post blocking arrives.
  • Backfill post @ Circle Ditch (3/28).
  • Install line tower. (3/26—3/27)
  • Installation of roof turbine and vent piping from roof to shaft base will be installed. Anticipated to finish (3/27/24).
  • Installation of all component covers, plates at lower and upper assemblies as well as safety line tower. (Completed by 3/28).

Once thresholds/parameters are set today, valves can be turned and project is substantially complete. Installation of remaining components and finishes will be completed by 3/29.

Lower Section Drive Components and Platform w/ railing installed
Lower secton drive components and platform with railing installed

Clamps installed at brackets around vent pipes and lighting
Clamps installed at brackets around vent pipes and lighting


3/4" screened rock spread around exterior of building.


3/4" screened rock spread around exterior of building