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Patterson Irrigation District serving growers in Stanislaus County since 1910.
- Published: 13 May 2022
Notice is hereby given that the Rescheduled Regularly Scheduled Special Board Meeting of the Patterson Irrigation District Board of Directors is to be held May 18, 2022 at 1:00 PM at the District office 948 Orange Avenue, Patterson, CA 95363. The attached agenda includes the call-in number
- Published: 17 March 2022
Dear water users and landowners of the Patterson Irrigation District,
Attached below is a letter that is being sent out providing updates on the current drought conditions and actions that the Patterson Irrigation District Board has prepared. PID is anticipating that we may observe shortages on water supply at any time now depending on determinations by the SWRCB affecting our water supply on the San Joaquin River and operations for the Delta-Mendota Canal. Please plan accordingly, we can’t promise that we will or won’t be cut off from the San Joaquin River.
Moving into the irrigation season, please plan appropriately and watch your water wisely. We may need to ration water supplies that may affect your ability to get water when you want and how much. Be patient with your operators as they are doing everything they can to get you water.
PID staff are continually monitoring conditions and will do what we can to best serve our water users and landowners. Thank you for being understanding in this difficult time, and please work with staff as we navigate this trying time.
- Published: 01 March 2022
To the landowners and water users of the Patterson Irrigation District
2021 was a difficult water supply and operations year for the Patterson Irrigation District due to the record low amounts of rainfall, diminished snowpack, depleted reservoirs and curtailments on the San Joaquin River. 2022 is now presenting itself as a more trying year than even 2015 was for the district. With a roller coaster wet season that we are experiencing, positions that the State Water Resources Control Board are taking, and even lower reservoirs PID will be experiencing higher costs than we have experienced as of late to work towards having water to serve its growers.
As a result of this, for the 2022-23 water year, PID will not be able to maintain its historic allocation of 1 foot of free water with your $60 per acre assessment and $30 per acre foot water rate. The Board of Directors voted to approve a slight increase on the rate and reducing the allocation. For 2022-23 PID's free water will be limited to 0.5 feet per acre and the water rate will be set to $45 per acre-foot. In addition, the out of District rate will be set at $82 per acre-foot to cover the costs of what it costs to deliver water without a subsidy.
Attached below is a link to the current rates letter that will be sent out the first week of March 2022.