Montezuma Valley Irrigation Company

‚Äč2017 Announcements


For Aquatic Nuisance Species/Mussels and lake closure information, please see our IMPORTANT NOTICES page.

                                             SPRING STOCK RUN

The spring stock run to fill ponds for the Garrett Ridge, Lone Pine, Lower & Upper Arickaree, Big & Little Corkscrew, Goodland, U Lateral, East & West Lateral, May, Moonlight, and Hermana canals and pipelines will be the week of March 27th.  You must call the office by March 24th to order.  Only those shareholders that have ordered will receive stock water.  

The spring stock run to fill ponds for the Cortez, Towaoc Highline, Rocky Ford, Simon Suckla, Ute and Duncan ditches will be April 3-5.  You must call the office by March 31st to order.  Only those shareholders that have ordered will receive stock water.

                2017 Irrigation Season Information

Irrigation water for the season for all ditches and canals will be available starting April 7th.  Water orders may be called in to the office starting April 1st.

No water, including stock water will be delivered until the account is paid in full.


A minimum of 24 hours notice is required on all orders.

Orders must be placed before 4 p.m.  Monday - Friday.

Please check your headgate number before calling to order water.


Ditch Operating Procedures

  • Shares assigned to a community or shared headgate cannot be moved out of that headgate.
  • Once water is started in a canal, it can only be switched to a different canal once during the season.
  • Stockholders are responsible for cleaning their own headgates.
  • The Company does not take responsibility beyond the measuring device.
  • The Company does not guarantee pressure.


                  Water Outlook for 2017

Even though McPhee is full, this does not mean MVIC will have a plentiful water supply. The water that is being spilled from McPhee goes down-stream and reduces our available water.  MVIC is not able to store water when the lake is full.  We are a river company, not a reservoir company with the exception of Narraginnep and Groundhog. These reservoirs are used to supplement MVIC's supply from the river.

The outlook is based on predictions.  Things that can change the water outlook are weather, temperature, how fast snow melts, rain or snow, and water usage.



MVIC will not be spraying weeds on right-of-ways.  It is the responsibility of landowners to control weeds on their property.


Office Hours:

Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mailing Address:    PO Box 1056

Physical Address:  24055 Road L.4

Cortez, CO  81321

Phone:  (970) 565-3332

Fax:      (970) 565-8505