Jackson Valley Irrigation District (JVID) was formed in October of 1956 as an independent special district to provide irrigation services to the Jackson Valley area. The District is governed by a five-member board of directors. JVID provides distribution of raw water to irrigation and industrial users, distribution of treated water and bottled water to domestic users, and hydroelectric power generation. JVID has an agreement with a private concessionaire to operate the Lake Amador recreation facilities.