*July 1 through Today
Previous Year Total: 32.75"
25-year Average: 37.14"
Rainfall Data Analysis
Weather Station Info**
Irrigation Scheduling Basics
Useful Ag Links**
El Dorado County Ag Links**
Welcome to the EID IMS Homepage
Irrigation Management Service (IMS) program was developed in the late 1970s through cooperation with local growers,
EID, the University of California Cooperative Extension, and local, state, and federal
governments. The program uses weather and soil moisture information to provide
growers with suggested irrigation dates and run times. Currently, the program
once a week to determine the soil moisture status and to access weather information from the
California Irrigation Management Information Service's (CIMIS) station #13,
located in Camino. This information is entered automatically into the irrigation
scheduling prediction software
which calculates irrigation dates and duration. Participating growers
receive the information in a weekly
by e-mail. There are currently 100 growers using the information to schedule
irrigations on 2,500 acres. At no cost to participants, the program is offered to all agriculture-metered irrigation
accounts in EID's service area. Contact Kirk Taylor, IMS Coordinator, at 530-642-4166
or IMSProgram@eid.org if you would like more information about the program.
The IMS program continues to investigate new and/or adapted technologies to improve irrigation scheduling recommendations.
This includes new soil moisture measuring techniques, increased weather station
network, remote data collections, and data analysis and deliveries. The
primary goal for these investigations is to increase water use efficiency in the
commercial agriculture settings.
Access past this point is restricted to growers
participating in the IMS Progam. This portal is not part of the
On-Line bill paying site for EID. This portal is available to growers
participating in the IMS program so they can access the most recent irrigation
scheduling recommendations at any time.
IMS Grower Portal