Alta Irrigation District

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District Increases Allocation

The cycle allocation has been increased to 4.5 days per 20 acres at 100% entitlement as of 7/9/2017; the start of the sixth cycle.

2013 Water Run


May 17, 2013


WATER ALLOCATIONS. The most recent April through July water entitlement forecast (May 14, 2013) for the Kings River indicates a 35% year. Alta will use all of its available water to make a water run this year starting the end of June and running until the first of August. All entitlements will be based upon two days of water usage per twenty acres running one cubic foot per second for 100% entitlement parcels. Groundwater only entitlement areas will have no water allocation. The maximum inflow will be capped at 600 cubic feet per second and the plan is to have two 15-day cycles. Schedules may change upon review of storage, schedule and forecast information.

WATER TRANSFERS. The only transfers that will be allowed this year will be in situations where wells have failed and crops have a potential to be lost. All such cases of well failure should be reported to Javier Cavazos (559-318-0175).

Additional updates can be viewed on the District website at

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



2012 Annual Report

Alta Irrigations District has approved and released the 2012 Annual Report. Please click Image below to access report.


2012 annual report Pic





Discharges from Irrigated Lands

A workshop concerning the tentative Tulare Lake Basin Area Order will be held in Fresno on April 25, 2013. The workshop date and location are noted below: Click Here to View Notice

Date: 25 April 2013
Time: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
Place: Radisson Hotel & Conference Center - Fresno
2233 Ventura Street Fresno, CA 93721


2013 Water Run Update

The current April through July snow runoff forecast for the Kings River, based upon 50% exceedance, is 44%. The current numerical value will change up or down over time depending upon water accumulation in the snowpack for the next seven or eight weeks.

In review of historical data correlated with the April through July forecast of 44%, Alta could run water approximately six to seven weeks. Under such scenario, water run could run from mid June until the first of August.

Chris M. Kapheim,
General Manager
Alta Irrigation istrict