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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.

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

Amended Rules and Regulations

Dear Landowner/Water User,


At a special Board Meeting on January 10th, the PID Board of Directors Approved its first amendment to its rules and regs since 2003. Some of the major amendments included:

  • Adding 15 days to the payment period for bills to allow flexibility prior to locking the water user out
  • Implementing a fine system and rules committe to address violations of the rules and regulations
  • Clarifications on water usage and wheeling into the District.

If you would like to take a look at the nevised rules and regs please click below.

Kindest Regards,

Vince Lucchesi, PE

General Manager


2018 Amended PID Rules and Regs

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. 

New Analysis of Drought Estimates Economic Impact to Agriculture in 2016 at $603 Million

Please click on the link from ACWA's website which descibes the findings by UC Davis Center for Watershed Sciences. There is a link available as well to download those findings. 


ACWA Article