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Alta Irrigation District Sets Start Date for 2017 Water Run

Dinuba – At its regular meeting on April 13, the Alta Irrigation District Board of Directors took action approving May 1 as the start date for the 2017 Water Run.   District staff was also authorized to adjust the entitlement and irrigation schedules, as needed, to protect the integrity of the ditches and to adapt to changes in weather patterns, runoff forecast, and storage in Pine Flat Lake.  Entitlement for 100% lands was set for 3 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs with the number of days prorated based on entitlement category (visit www.altaid.org for updates).  See table below for a summary of allotments by entitlement category. 

Entitlement Category

Allotment

100%

3 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs

75%

2.25 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs

50%

1.5 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs

25%

0.75 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs

Groundwater Only

0.75 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs

Ditchtenders will be available to take water orders on May 1.  Please refer to postcards from Alta Irrigation District for information about the ditch serving your property, ditchtender’s phone number, and turnout number.  Postcards are scheduled to be mailed the week of April 16.  Contact Javier Cavazos, Superintendent, at (559) 591-4203 if there are maintenance issues on the ditch(es) serving your property; please leave a detailed message. 

Volumetric Surcharges will begin on May 1 for any water diverted from ditches.  Below is a tabular summary of water charges, by entitlement category, for the 2017 Water Run. 

Entitlement Category

Water Charge

25% to 100%

$4.75 per acre-foot

Groundwater Only

$7.75 per acre-foot

                                                                            Note(s): 1. Groundwater Only charge consist of a $4.75 per acre-foot base charge plus a $3.00 per acre-foot surcharge.

 

If there are any further questions about the upcoming 2017 Water Run, please contact the District office at (559) 591-0800.

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Media Contact

Chad Wegley    |   559.591.0800 x13