End of Water Run Means the Beginning of Maintenance Season
July 27, 2022
Dinuba, CA – Although the state of California is in the midst of another drought, Alta Irrigation District (Alta) and other members of the Kings River Water Association are better equipped to navigate these conditions with a local water supply. Water users on state and federal operated water projects face many challenges with intrastate water conveyance during drought conditions that exacerbate water supply availability and water system operations. Even with this year’s rainfall totaling less than the rainfall received in any year during the 2012-15 drought, it was the runoff generated from rain and snowfall events in the Kings River watershed (above Pine Flat dam) that permitted and sustained Alta’s water run.