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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.

2018 Winter Shutdown Notice

As a follow-up to the newsletter and growers workshop in February, this is an additional notice to growers and water users of the Patterson Irrigation District that the District will be shut down during the period of November 15, 2018 through March 1, 2019. This is to allow the District to perform the following:

  • Perform winter maintenance and repairs
  • Finalize the Schedule A Improvments of the Main Canal Rehabilitation Project, which includes executing the connections to the laterals and turnouts along the pipeline, abaondoment of Pump Stations 2 and 3, and testing of the new pump station.

This wintertime shutdown period was assessed based upon historic wintertime operations to minimize impacts for a winter irrigation water demand for the district. It should be noted, that although the District will be shut down, if the winter produces little or no rain, the District is developing a contingency plan to set in motion to at least make some water available if absolutely necessary. 

Winter Shutdown Notice

SWRCB fines issued for no waste discharge permit

On Friday, April 20, 2018 the State Water Resources Control Board Issued a notice that a farming operation in Kern County was fined due to not taking out a waste discharge permit for compliance with the Irrigated Lands Program and waste discharge order for the Kern River watershed.


This notice shows the impact to growers for not complying with the irrigated lands program and also not joining a regional drainage coalition. The coalitions help offset the costs for compliance and ensure that you are in compliance with the current and any new orders. 

SWRCB Fine Notice

Eastside Irrigated Lands Regulator Program SWRCB Order Synopsis

Dear Westside Watershed Coalition Participants,


At the March 6, 2018 Drainage Coalition Meeting, the Eastside ILRP Order from the State Water Resources Control Board came out. The order included requirements that are intended to extend to the Westside ILRP. What that means for growers is to be prepared for additional regulations and considerations that will have to be made regarding drainage into the future. David Cory, a consultant to the Drainage Authority wrote the attached synopsis of the order and how it may impact the westside. Please take a moment and read the attached document.

Eastside Irrigated Lands Regulator Program Synopsis

2018 Newsletter

Dear Grower/Landowner of PID,


To kickoff the new year attached is a newsletter providing a recap of last years activities and a brief synopsis of the upcoming year to the District. A more elaborate discussion as a growers workshop is anticipated to occur at the end of February where items such as last year activities, issues facing the District currently, impacts from the limited snow pack, future water supply discussions, upcoming efforts by the District for the future and the 2018 financial year.


You should be receiving a copy of the newsletter soon.


2018 Newsletter