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Alta Irrigation District Starts 2019 Water Run

Dinuba – At a special board meeting on March 6, the Alta Irrigation District Board of Directors acted to authorize the General Manager the discretion to set a start date for the 2019 Water Run using best available information from the Kings River watermaster and other typical water resources information. The General Manager also has discretion to adjust entitlement and irrigation schedules, as needed, to protect the integrity of the ditches and to adapt to changing weather patterns, runoff forecasts, and storage in Pine Flat Lake.

After enjoying the benefits of early releases from Pine Flat Dam and increasing staffing to typical summer time levels, Alta Irrigation District transitioned into the 2019 Water Run. Entitlement for 100% land is currently 1 cubic foot per second (cfs) per 20 acres for 4 days with the number of days prorated based on entitlement category (visit www.altaid.org for changes to allotment). See table below for a summary of allotments by entitlement category.

Entitlement Category

Allotment

100%

1 cfs per 20 acres for 4 days

75%

1 cfs per 20 acres for 3 days

50%

1 cfs per 20 acres for 2 days

25%

1 cfs per 20 acres for 1 days

Groundwater Only

1 cfs per 20 acres for 1 days

Ditchtenders are available to take water orders and they can be reached by calling the same phone number as last year. If you do not remember your ditchtender’s phone number, refer to the table below. Any maintenance issues on ditch(es) serving your property should be reported to Stan Sasaki immediately and he can be reached at (559) 805–7522. Please leave a detailed message about the maintenance issue(s) and identify nearest cross streets or turnout.

Ditchtender Area

Phone Number

General Service Area

B

(559) 805-7521

Alta Main

H

(559) 805-7511

Reedley Main

I

(559) 805-7512

Buttonwillow

J

(559) 805-7513

California

K

(559) 805-7514

Caesar/McBriar

M

(559) 805-7515

Dinuba Town

O

(559) 805-7516

Wilson/Carey Hunter

T

(559) 805-7518

Bowhay/Clements

W

(559) 805-7520

Clough/McClanahan

X

(559) 805-7520

Button/Banks

On April 15, Alta Irrigation District began applying its standard volumetric water charge to any water diverted from ditches. Users are and will be charged for water based on the rates shown in the table below.

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 2019 Water Run, please contact the District office at (559) 591-0800.