111 E. 11TH ST.
WESLACO, TEXAS  78596
 (956) 458-3583

September 24, 2017
 
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About Us

Our History

The official name is Hidalgo County Irrigation District No.11. The district office is located in the city of Weslaco, Texas. The district boundary covers 11,000 acres of Hidalgo County and serves an estimated (avg) 9,000 acres of irrigated cropland. The distribution network is made up of 10 miles of main canals, 2 miles of resacas, 11 miles of laterial canals, and 22 miles of pipelines.

The pumping plant was built in 1922, with current maximum operating capacity at 111 cfs. Two main storage reservoirs are located just down stream of the pumping plant with a combined capacitiy of 2000 acre-feet. Municipalities and industries that are fed from the irrigation district include the cities of Weslaco and Leighville, Southern Power & Light (CP&L) Electric Company, and the Barroso and Federal City Water Supply Corps.  

The HCID11 has a history of irrigation dating back to the 1911's. Orchards, vineyards, and cultivated fields were watered from the Rio Grande through a system of acequias, or irrigation ditches. After the mid-1800ís, colonization and development of the irrigated valley began increasing at a rapid pace, which placed a heavy demand upon the irrigation systems that had been in use.

 
 
 
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