Alta Irrigation District

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Groundwater Workshop

The Future of Groundwater Management Workshop

For Landowners in the Kings River East GSA

Alta Irrigation District                         Orange Cove Irrigation District

Hills Valley Irrigation District                Tri Valley Water District

                             Kings River Water District


Date:                     November 2, 2016

Time:                     4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Location:              Dinuba Memorial Building

Speakers:            Chris Kapheim, Chad Wegley, Alta ID

                           Lauren D. Layne, Water Attorney at Baker Manock & Jensen

                           Steve Worthley, Tulare County Supervisor

2016 Annual Assessments

Attention Landowners,

The 2016 Annual Assessments will be mailed by October 30, 2016.  

Payments are DUE Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 5:00 PM*

Office Hours for payments are 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday-Friday

Closed during the lunch hour 12:00 -1:00 PM

A Payment Drop Box will be available for payments made after 4:00 PM will be processed the following business day.

Office will be closed in observance of the following holidays:

Friday, November 11, 2016 - Veteran’s Day

Thursday and Friday, November 24 & 25, 2016 - Thanksgiving Holidays

Any questions regarding your bill please contact Indira J. Trevino, Collector, at 559-591-0800 ext. 11 or by emailThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Cash, Checks or Money Orders only

NEWS RELEASE - Kings River East GSA

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 (Chris Kapheim 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