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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.

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