Alta Irrigation District

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2018 Water Run **UPDATE**

Alta Irrigation District Sets Allotment Schedule for 2018 Water Run **UPDATED** as of 7/1/2018

Alta Irrigation District Board of Directors took action approving the following Allotment for the 2018 Water Run at a Special Board Meeting held on May 16, 2018.  District staff was 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 4 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs with the number of days prorated based on entitlement category.  See table below for a summary of allotments by entitlement category. 

Entitlement Category



4 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs


3 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs


2 days per 20 acres at 1 cfs


1 day per 20 acres at 1 cfs

Groundwater Only 

1 day per 20 acres at 1 cfs *

 * Groundwater Only allotmment is subject to change; check website for updates.

Ditchtenders will be available to take water orders on May 17.  Please refer to postcards from Alta Irrigation District for information about the ditch serving your property, ditchtender’s phone number, and turnout number.  Contact Stan Sasaki, Superintendent, at (559) 805-7522 if there are maintenance issues on the ditch(es) serving your property; please leave a detailed message. 

Volumetric Surcharges will begin on May 17 for any water diverted from ditches.  Below is a tabular summary of water charges, by entitlement category, for the 2018 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 Water Run, please contact the District office at (559) 591-0800, extension 10.




May 3, 2017

Kings River Water Available to Landowners in Alta Irrigation District Ahead of Water Run

Dinuba, CA – Above normal precipitation and record snowfall within the Kings River watershed during March and April resulted in above-average entitlement for Alta Irrigation District that must be used to make more space available behind Pine Flat Dam for additional runoff from the high country. In response to this bountiful supply, Alta Irrigation District has and continues to bring Kings River water into its system for direct use. Although water run is not scheduled to start until May 17th, this water is available to landowners on an “as-is” basis and available at no cost through May 16th. Ditchtenders will not be managing water prior to May 17th; however, water orders can be placed starting May 14th or anytime thereafter. Periodically visit Alta Irrigation District’s website ( or office for updates on this pre-water run and official water run.

Contact Person: Stan Sasaki, (559) 591-0800


Public Notice is hereby given that in lieu of assessments for the purpose of obtaining the revenues required to carry on its business and conduct its operations during the forthcoming year, Alta Irrigation District has been required by Law to fix and collect charges for the services furnished by the District in providing for the distribution of water from the Kings River to the lands within the District for surface irrigation and for the replenishment of the underground supply of water underneath said lands, and said charges are now due and payable at Alta Irrigation District, 289 North L Street, City of Dinuba, County of Tulare, State of California, and will become delinquent if not paid by, Wednesday, December 20, 2017, at 5:00 P.M., and unless paid prior thereto, a 5% penalty and a $5.00 cost will be added to the Acre Charge and a 10% penalty to the Water Surcharge will be added thereto.

Office Hours for payments are, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., closed during the noon hour, Monday through Friday.   A Payment Drop Box will be available for payments made after 4:00 p.m., and processed the following workday.   ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2017, THE OFFICE WILL ACCEPT AND PROCESS PAYMENTS UNTIL 5:00 P.M.  The office will be closed in observance of the following holidays, November 10, November 23 and November 24, 2017.


End of the 2017 Water Run for Alta Irrigation District

Dinuba, CA – Alta Irrigation District’s 2017 water run will end Friday, October 6 as remaining water behind Pine Flat Dam is needed for environmental purposes on the Kings River and other prior commitments.  As flows slowly diminish in ditches and canals, please refrain from taking that water as it will be used to establish a baseline value for the existing recharge capacity of the system (in-channel and at existing basins) without diversions. 

Contact Person:  Stan Sasaki, (559) 805-7522

Allocation 5 days per 20 acres

The cycle allocation has been increased to 5 days per 20 acres at 100% entitlement as of 7/23/2017; the start of the seventh cycle.