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"Water is Life"

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The Frenchman Cambridge Irrigation District is a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska organized under irrigation district laws of Nebraska on April 18, 1946. (Statutes 46-101 to 46-128) Frenchman Cambridge was created to enable the people of southwest Nebraska to develop the State’s irrigation potential. Frenchman Cambridge delivers natural flow irrigation water to more than 45,600 acres in southwest Nebraska using four different canal systems; the District hold 41 direct flow permits with priority dates ranging from December 22, 1890 to November 13, 1987, and can legally divert 531.5 cubic feet per second of natural flow. Frenchman Cambridge is the 8th largest Irrigation District in Nebraska based on acres served.

FCID's 2024 Water Supply:

Updated November 29, 2023

Cambridge Canal will have an 8 inch per acre allocation in 2024.

  Meeker-Driftwood Canal will have a 7 inch per acre allocation in 2024

At this time it appears that  Red Willow Canal and Bartley Canal will have a 6 inch per acre allocation in 2024. 



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FCID Customers now have the option to order water and check your water account balance on-line.  Contact the Cambridge office to get signed up.


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