“Irrigation Districts are established in accordance with the IRRIGATION DISTRICT LAW, California Water Code §20500 et seq.

“Each district is governed by a board of directors of three or five members elected by the voters within the district. In certain cases, the Board of Supervisors can, by resolution appoint three directors for the district, each of whom must be a landowner within the district. Districts that have formed by reorganizations or consolidations may have seven, nine or eleven directors. 

“In addition to its general powers, an Irrigation District has the following powers provided by statute: (Numerical references are to sections of the Water Code)