Alta Irrigation District

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Board Member Vacancy



Alta Irrigation District located at 289 North “L” Street, Dinuba, California, has a vacancy for Division No. 6 (See Alta Irrigation District website or the Fresno County Elections Office for division boundary clarification).  All interested persons should direct their inquiries to Irma Faria, Controller/Human Relations person for the District at 591-0800, extension 10.  Applications for the Division 6 position can be picked up at the District Office, at the above stated address, or from the District’s website at Alta Irrigation District will accept applications, in possession, on or before 5:00 p.m. January 4, 2017.  It is the intention of Alta Irrigation District to appoint the positon on January 12, 2107.

Qualifications are set forth in Section 21100 of the Water Code of California which reads in part as follows:

            “Each Director shall, except as otherwise provided in this division, be a voter and a freeholder of the district and a resident of the division which he represents at the time of the nomination or appointment and during his entire term”


Board Member Application

Boundary Map - Division 6

Annual Assessments

Attention all Landowners:  Due to circumstances beyond our control, the annual assessment and water surcharge statements were REPRINTED and RE-MAILED to all landowners. We apologize for any confusion this may cause.  If you have any questions, please contact Indira Trevino, Collector at 559-591-0800 Extension 11 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

NEWS RELEASE - Kings River East GSA

Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency

Notice of Public Meeting

Selection of the Irrigation/Water District Board Member and Alternate

Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency (GSA) will hold a public meeting to select a board member and alternate for special districts (irrigation and water only) engaged in water activities and whose territory, at least in part, overlies that territory of the GSA.  Agencies to be represented at this meeting include the following:

  1. Hills Valley Irrigation District
  2. Orange Cove Irrigation District
  3. Kings River Water District
  4. Tri-Valley Water District

Selection of a board member and alternate shall be pursuant to Section 501(a)(7)(c) of Senate Bill (SB) 37, which states that:

“. . . board members described in paragraphs (5) and (6) of subdivision (a) shall be chosen at a public meeting where each special district is represented by the president or chair of its governing board.”

 Date:               Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Time:               12:00 p.m.

Location:         Alta Irrigation District

                         298 North “L” Street

                         Dinuba, CA 93618

Publish/Post:  Publish in the Reedley Exponent and Dinuba Sentinel; post at Alta Irrigation District, Keller/Wegley, Consulting Engineers and Orange Cove Irrigation District


On Friday, September 16, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 37 (Vidak) into law.

SB 37 authorizes the implementation of the Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency (“GSA”). The GSA will have three years to develop a groundwater sustainability plan for the area east of the Kings River.  The new agency will comprise 177,000 acres and will be effective January 2017.

By legislative authority, the board will be made up of seven voting categories each having one vote.  The seven voting categories are as follows:  Alta Irrigation District, County of Fresno, County of Tulare, Cities, agricultural water districts, drinking water local agencies and production agriculture. 

Contact Person (Chad Wegley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)




Water Run 2016 Ends 8/23/2016

Water Run 2016 is scheduled to end August 23, 2016.   



2016 Water Run



April 15, 2016

In comparison to the last several water years, this water year is going to be a much better water year. 


WATER ALLOCATIONS:  The most recent April through July water forecast (April 12, 2016) for the Kings River shows a probability of 74%.  At this time, Alta plans to start releasing surface water from Pine Flat Dam on Thursday, May 12, 2016; Ditchtenders will start taking water orders starting on the same date.  Water allocations will be based on 3.0 days per 20 acres running 1 cubic feet per second for parcels at 100 percent entitlement. It is anticipated that water run will run from May into August. 


WATER TRANSFERS:  Water transfers will be reviewed on an individual basis.  All requests for water transfers should be forwarded to Javier Cavazos at (559-318-0175). 


Additional updates can be viewed on the District website at 


News Release Contact:  Chris Kapheim (559) 591-0800, extension 13