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December 19, 2023

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All meetings start at 9:30 a.m. at the District office 289 North L Street Dinuba, CA 93618

Notices

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has received a subgrant application for Alta Irrigation District, Tulare County. Pursuant to Executive Order 11990 and 44 CFR Part 9.12, final notice is hereby given of FEMA’s intent to provide funding for this project under the Public Assistance Grant Program (PA).

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2023 Water Run Ends Today

Dinuba, CA – Prolific winter storms in 2022-23 allowed Alta Irrigation District to have another record setting water run.  Alta Irrigation District will be ending water run today

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Dinuba – As 2023 winds down so does this year’s water run for Alta Irrigation District.  This year’s long water run was the result of the record setting winter storms in the Sierra Nevada mountains and precipitation that fell in the foothills and on the Valley floor. According to the Kings River Water Association, this year’s record-breaking winter storms generated over 4.5 million acre-feet of runoff, which surpassed the previous record set during the 1983 Water Year.

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Uncontrolled Runoff from Eastside Foothills Overwhelms Alta Irrigation District’s Ditches

Dinuba, CA – Record rainfall on the Valley floor and in the foothills east of Alta Irrigation District (“District”) this year generated uncontrolled runoff that overwhelmed local waterways and ditches. Between State Route 180 and Avenue 384 there are at least thirteen creeks that drain into District ditches along with two other waterways – Sand Creek and Cottonwood Creek – that will spill into ditches during high flow conditions. These creeks along with a few other waterways in the northern part of the District started flowing sometime during the last week of January and are still running today. Flood control is the responsibility of the Counties of Fresno and Tulare, not the District.

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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.