Fact Sheet

Fact Sheet

Lower Tule
Formation Date: January 1950
Location: 357 E OLIVE AVE, TIPTON CALIFORNIA , 93272
Total Acres: 102,226
Irrigated Acres: 85,000
Assessment: Based on Bureau of Reclamation Land Classification Average assessment is $35.00 per acre.
Due in two installments: December 20 and June 20.
Board of Directors: Five Person Board – elected by division within the District. Board terms are 4 years with elections held on even years.

Meeting Date: Second Tuesday of the Month
Water Supply: Friant-Kern Canal 61,200 acre-feet Class 1    Contract No: I175R-2771R

Friant-Kern Canal 238,000 acre-feet Class 2 Contract No: I75R-2271R

Cross Valley Canal 31,200 acre-feet                 Contract No: 14-06-200-8237B

Tule River water stored behind Success Dam- average yield 40,000 acre-feet

Water Cost: Variable depending on water supply

Historical Reference:

1991 $30 1992 $35 – $40 1993 $25 – $35
1994 $38 1995 $25 1996 $25
1997 $25 1998 $25 1999 $20 – $30
2000 $25 – $35 2001 $35 2002 $35
2003 $35 2004 $35 – $45 2005 $40 – $35
2006 $40 – $55 2007 $65 2008 $65
2009 $50 – $75 2010 $45 – $65 2011 $25 – $55
2012 $55 – $70 2013 $85 2014 no water
2015 no water 2016 $25 – $80 2017 $25 – $60 – $80
2018 $65 – $85 2019 $40 – $65 – $85 – $95 2020 $40 – $65 – $85
2021 $ 2022 $ 2023 $
Additional Water Costs: The District is a conjunctive use District percolating water into the underground aquifers. In recent years, the District has had additional assessments to cover the rising cost of that groundwater recharge. The amount of the additional assessments is highly variable depending on the water year.

1995 $35 per acre                      1996 $5 per acre

 

Crops: Primarily row crops, cotton, corn and hay with approximately 30,000 acres of permanent plantings.
Organizations: Deer Creek and Tule River Authority
Poplar Ditch Company
Pioneer Water Company
Tule River Association
Riparianists Association
Association of California Water Agencies – ACWA
ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority
ACWA Utility Services Agency
Friant Water Users Authority
Mid Valley Canal Authority
Central Valley Project Water Association
Tule River Improvement Authority
Cross Valley Canal Participants
Family Farm Alliance
Farm Water Coalition
Environmental Response Team
National Water Resources Assoc.
California Irrigation Management Information System (CIMIS)
Pixley
Formation Date: April 7, 1958
Location: 357 E OLIVE AVE, TIPTON CALIFORNIA , 93272
Total Acres: 68,642
Irrigated Acres: 48,956
Assessment: Based on Bureau of Reclamation Land Classification Average assessment is $14.00 per acre.
Due in two installments: December 20 and June 20.
Board of Directors: Five Person Board – elected by division within the District. Board terms are 4 years with elections held on even years.

Meeting Date: First Thursday after the First Sunday
Water Supply: Cross Valley Canal 31,200 acre-feet
Contract No: 14-06-200-8237B
Water Cost: Variable depending on water supply

Historical Reference:

1993 $30 1994 $35 1995 $30
1996 $30 1997 $30 1998 $30
1999 $30 2000 $35 2001 $35
2002 $38 2003 $38 2004 $45
2005 $40 – $45 2006 $40 – $45 2007 $75
2008 $80 2009 $50-$75-$50 2010 $45 – $65
2011 $25 – $65 2012 no water 2013 $125
2014 no water 2015 no water 2016 $150
2017 $25 -$40 – $120 2018 $85 – $145 2019</ $100 – $165
2020 $75 2021 $ 2022</ $
Crops: Primarily row crops, cotton, corn and hay with approximately 30,000 acres of permanent plantings.
Organizations: Deer Creek and Tule River Authority
Association of California Water Agencies – ACWA
ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority
ACWA Utility Services Agency
Friant Water Users Authority
Cross Valley Canal Participants
Family Farm Alliance
Farm Water Coalition
National Water Resources Assoc.
Tea Pot Dome
Formation Date: September 21, 1954
Location: 357 E OLIVE AVE, TIPTON CALIFORNIA , 93272
Total Acres: 3,415.12
Irrigated Acres: 3,415.12
Assessment: Standby Assessment Amount for 2022 is $151.41 per acre payable in one installment delinquent if paid after June, 20th.

Historical Reference:

1 2018 Increase of $5.31 Total of $127.51
2 2019 Increase of $5.56 Total of $133.07
3 2020 Increase of $5.83 Total of $138.90
4 2021 Increase of $6.10 Total of $145.00
5 2022 Increase of $6.41 Total of $151.41
Board of Directors: Five Person Board – elected by division within the District. Board terms are 4 years with elections held on even years.

  • Division 1: David Sherwood (Chair)
  • Division 2: Time Peltzer
  • Division 3: Daniel Galbraith
  • Division 4: Matt Leider
  • Division 5: Richard Job ( Vice chair)
Meeting Date: Second Wednesday of the month
Water Supply: Friant-Kern Canal 7,20 acre-feet Class 1
Contract No: 14-06-200-8237B
Water Cost: $400 per acre-foot

Historical Reference:

1 2018 West Regular (Turnouts under 500) $115.00 West 5 or less acres $146.25
East Regular (Turnouts over 500) $140.00 East 5 or less acres $171.25
Standby Assessment per acre $127.51
2 2019 West Regular (Turnouts under 500) $115.00 West 5 or less acres $146.25
East Regular (Turnouts over 500) $140.00 East 5 or less acres $171.25
Standby Assessment per acre $133.07
3 2020 West Regular (Turnouts under 500) $115.00 West 5 or less acres $146.25
East Regular (Turnouts over 500) $140.00 East 5 or less acres $171.25
Standby Assessment per acre $138.90
4 2021 West Regular (Turnouts under 500) $115.00 West 5 or less acres $146.25
East Regular (Turnouts over 500) $140.00 East 5 or less acres $171.25
Standby Assessment per acre $145.00
Crops: Citrus
Organizations: Deer Creek and Tule River Authority
Association of California Water Agencies – ACWA
ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority
Vandalia
Formation Date: August 8, 1954
Location: 357 E OLIVE AVE, TIPTON CALIFORNIA , 93272
Total Acres: 3,446.44
Irrigated Acres: 3,446.44
Assessment:
  • $0.28 per acre or $2.00 minimum
  • Standby-Dry: $20.00 per acre (homes and non-farmed land)
  • Standby-Wet: $90.00 per acre (farmed land)
Board of Directors: Five Person Board – elected by division within the District. Board terms are 4 years with elections held on even years.

Meeting Date: Second Wednesday of the month
Water Supply: Tule River water stored behind Success Dam
Water Cost:
  • Irrigation: $155.00  per acre -foot
  • Domestic: $52.00 or $22.00 depending on location

Historical Reference:

1991 $ 1992 $ 1993 $
1994 $ 1995 $ 1996 $
1997 $ 1998 $ 1999 $
2000 $ 2001 $ 2002 $
2003 $ 2004 $ 2005 $
2006 $ 2007 $ 2008 $
2009 $ 2010 $ 2011 $
2012 $ 2013 $ 2014 no water
2015 no water 2016 $ 2017 $
2018 $ 2019 $ 2020 $
2021 $ 2022 $ 2023 $
Crops: Pistachios | Almonds
Organizations: Deer Creek and Tule River Authority
Association of California Water Agencies – ACWA
ACWA Joint Powers Insurance Authority
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