Alta Irrigation District

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Dinuba, CA – On August 30th, Alta Irrigation District (District) will begin the second phase of water delivery shutdowns to the middle portion of the District. This shutdown impacts landowners receiving water from turnouts served by one or more of the following ditches with headgates on Alta Main/East Branch: A.W. Clark, California Vineyard, Smith Mountain, and any turnout diverting water directly from Alta Main/East Branch between Lincoln and Sumner Avenues. Water will continue flowing in Alta Main/East Branch to landowners downstream of Smith Mountain headgate – landowners are only allowed to divert water when on schedule. Any time a landowner diverts water when not on schedule you are stealing from a fellow farmer and violating District’s Rules and Regulations.

Ditches and/or turnouts from East Branch and downstream of Smith Mountain headgate (approximately Sumner Avenue) will remain online for the remainder of this water run, which is scheduled to end approximately September 10th. If a landowner diverts all available entitlement during the first three (3) days of this 20-day irrigation cycle, then that landowner’s irrigation season is over regardless of whether or not water is present in a ditch. If you have any questions about the status of a ditch serving your property, please contact your ditchtender. For additional information about this year’s water run, please visit the District website at or call the District office (559) 591-0800.