The Mohave Valley Irrigation & Drainage District (The District) is a special taxing district formed under Arizona State law and is the water authority for all lands located in Fort Mohave and Mohave Valley, AZ with the exception of all lands owned by the Fort Mohave Indian Tribe.
The district holds a contract with the Bureau of Reclamation for the diversion of 41,000 acre feet of Colorado River water per year. This water is subcontracted or allocated to water users within the District’s boundaries. The use of the water is monitored to ensure compliance with the contracted or allocated terms. It is important to remember that no water within the District’s boundaries is considered “ground water”; all water served either by a Water Utility or drawn from a private well within the District’s boundaries is Colorado River Water.
What does the District do?
The District holds an entitlement to Colorado River Water for 41,000 acre feet per year pursuant to its contract with the United States Department of the Interior dated November 14, 1968 to serve lands within its boundaries.
The District is responsible for management of this water resource.
The District subcontracts/allocates water entitlements to water users within the District for domestic or agricultural purposes.
The domestic allocation is understood to be a guarantee of the availability of water for 100 years.
No other entity has the authority to subcontract/allocate water entitlements to any subdivision, commercial development, building, home or farm within the boundaries of the Mohave Valley Irrigation and private wells are only delivery systems for the water entrusted to the District’s management.