2014 Water Year Announcements
Water orders must be placed 24-hours in advance with the District Water Operations Department at (559) 686-3425. All irrigation deliveries will be made in the sequence that they are received and all efforts will be made to coordinate a desired start-time with each landowner. Water must be delivered through District turnouts and will be volumetrically measured. Any landowner that uses water out of turn without permission from the District shall forfeit their right to water at the next regular irrigation and is also subject to criminal prosecution. Any landowner wasting water on roads, vacant land, or land previously irrigated, either willfully, carelessly, or on account of defective ditches or inadequately prepared land, or who shall flood certain portions of the land to an unreasonable depth or amount in order to properly irrigate other portions will be refused the use of water until such conditions are remedied. Landowners shall notify the District when an irrigation has ceased and surface water is no longer required.
In the event of an emergency or to report damages or canal breaches, please contact the District office at (559) 686-3425.
2014 Water Year AnnouncementsNo announcements at this time.
Groundwater Recharge OperationsThe Water Operations Department also manages and tracks groundwater activities within the District. During years when excess water is available the District has access to approximately 1,250 acres of groundwater recharge ponds to carry out groundwater recharge efforts. The District also monitors groundwater levels within the District in conformity with its Groundwater Management Plan and for the California Statewide Groundwater Elevation Monitoring (CASGEM) Program. Depth to groundwater measurements are taken throughout the district twice a year, in the spring and fall of each year, and depth to groundwater levels are reported.
2010 Groundwater Management Plant
Groundwater Elevation Monitoring Plan (CASGEM Plan)
Depth to Groundwater Information:
Agricultural Management PlansIn compliance with the United States Department of Interior, Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources the District has prepared the following reports:
USBR 2010 Ag Water Management Plan
DWR 2012 Ag Water Management Plan