Alta Irrigation District

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March 24, 2017

Kings River Flood Water Available to Landowners in Alta Irrigation District

Dinuba, CA – Above normal precipitation and record snowfall within the Kings River watershed, prompted Alta Irrigation District to bring water into its system for groundwater recharge (in-channel and at existing basins).  In addition to recharge, Alta Irrigation District Board of Directors authorized staff to make Kings River flood water available to users on an, “as is” basis.  Flood water diverted by users, will not be scheduled or charged for water used during this period.  Since irrigation ditches within Alta Irrigation District have the potential to be inundated by uncontrolled run-off from rainfall events in the foothills to the east, diversion of flood water from the Kings River may be curtailed to free up capacity within ditches; flood control is the responsibility of the Counties of Fresno and Tulare, not Alta Irrigation District.  The Board of Directors will consider extending the period flood water is available, at the April 13th Board meeting.

Contact Person:  Javier Cavazos, (559) 591-4203

Kings River East GSA

Notice of Public Meeting

Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency (KSRGSA) is now holding regularly scheduled meetings. The meetings are held, the third (3rd) Thursday of each month.

 Date:               Third (3rd) Thursday of each month (unless otherwise notified)

Time:               2:00 PM

Location:         Dinuba City Hall 

                        405 E. El Monte Avenue

                        Dinuba, CA 93618


On Friday, September 16, 2016, Governor Jerry Brown signed SB 37 (Vidak) into law.

SB 37 authorizes the implementation of the Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency (“GSA”). The GSA will have three years to develop a groundwater sustainability plan for the area east of the Kings River.  The new agency will comprise 177,000 acres and will be effective January 2017.

By legislative authority, the board will be made up of seven voting categories each having one vote.  The seven voting categories are as follows:  Alta Irrigation District, County of Fresno, County of Tulare, Cities, agricultural water districts, drinking water local agencies and production agriculture. 

Contact Person (Chad Wegley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)




Water Run 2016 Ends 8/23/2016

Water Run 2016 is scheduled to end August 23, 2016.   



2016 Water Run



April 15, 2016

In comparison to the last several water years, this water year is going to be a much better water year. 


WATER ALLOCATIONS:  The most recent April through July water forecast (April 12, 2016) for the Kings River shows a probability of 74%.  At this time, Alta plans to start releasing surface water from Pine Flat Dam on Thursday, May 12, 2016; Ditchtenders will start taking water orders starting on the same date.  Water allocations will be based on 3.0 days per 20 acres running 1 cubic feet per second for parcels at 100 percent entitlement. It is anticipated that water run will run from May into August. 


WATER TRANSFERS:  Water transfers will be reviewed on an individual basis.  All requests for water transfers should be forwarded to Javier Cavazos at (559-318-0175). 


Additional updates can be viewed on the District website at 


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

The Dinuba Sentinel - Entities are signing water basin MOU

Entities are signing water basin MOU

King River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency clearing early hurdle

By Jackson Moore
Published: Friday, February 5, 2016 9:30 AM PST
At least 10 of 15 entities that are a part of the Kings River East Groundwater Sustainability Agency have signed to execute a Memorandum of Understanding to initiate the GSA.

Representatives met on Jan. 21 to discuss the latest progress in the group’s MOU with hopes to move forward in the upcoming months.

“The primary reason we met in January was that we wanted to focus on the MOU and how that translates to initiating a GSA because that’s coming up,” said Chris Kapheim, Alta Irrigation District general manager.

The agencies that are yet to sign include the city of Orange Cove and county of Fresno, which will decide at their February meetings, and Hills Valley and Tri-Valley water districts, which are pending board action........

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The Dinuba Sentinel - Entities are signing water basin MOU