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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.

Annual Meeting of the Westside San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition

Dear Westside Watershed Coalition Participants,


In the coming weeks you should be receiving card in the mail regarding three upcoming meetings for the Westside San Joaquin River Watershed Coalition, to review the requirements under the Irrigated Lands Regulatory Program. The meetings will satisfy the requirement to attend at least 1 coalition meeting per year. You will need to bring the cards that are associated to your properties to satisfy the requirements. The attached link is a scan of the card that you may receive, however only identifying the meeting dates and locations not your properties.


Notice for 2017 Coalition Meetings

2017 Water Year Season Shut Down

Dear Landowner/Water Users,

This is to serve as a notice to landowners and water users that the District is intending to perform its annual 2 week end of season system shutdown. Commencing November 4th through November 20th, the laterals will be shut down to allow staff to perform maintenance on the laterals and their associated infrastructure. Please note, that the District may have water in the Main Canal; however, the laterals will be down for maintenance purposes.

Thank you for your understanding and patience as the District moves into its winter operations.

Kindest Regards,


Vince Lucchesi, PE


System Shut Down Notice

Main Canal Rehabilitation Project FAQ

Dear Landowner/Water User,

There has been a lot of information and misinformation regarding the district's proposed East-West Conveyance Project, or more specifically, the Main Canal improvements aptly named the Main Canal Rehabilitation Project. Your Board of Directors have drafted up a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) to aid with understanding what the District is proposing to help with clearing up confusion. Please see the attached link to download and read. 

 Main Canal Rehabilitation FAQ

New General Manager

Dear Landowner/Water User,

My name is Vince Lucchesi. As of July 1, I started as the new general manager of the Patterson Irrigation District.

Since my first day on the job July 3, I have had the pleasure of meeting some of our customers in person. I look forward to getting to know many more of you in the months to come.  As your general manager, my goal is to improve transparency and help grow confidence in the district.

With that in mind, I would like to invite you to either of two upcoming workshops for landowners and water users to meet with me and discuss ways to move the district forward.

  • The first workshop is scheduled for August 7, at 10 a.m. at our shop. It is intended for the landowners/water users north of the Main Canal.
  • The second workshop is scheduled for August 14, also at 10 a.m. at hour shop. It is intended for the landowners/water users south of the Main Canal.

To see where you are located in relation to the District's Main Canal, please see the attached link: District Map

You are more than welcome to attend either meeting. Geographically separating our customers simply is a way to help us make the meetings as comfortable and efficient as possible for everyone.

From my brief time at the district, there appears to be confusion among some water users about the district’s plans to modernize its infrastructure and what that means for our customers. The goal of the meetings is to listen to your concerns and answer questions about projects, and explain how it is the first step in addressing the district’s long-term needs.