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FID Extends 2018 Water Delivery Season

News Release
Contact: Lynn Rowe Office: (559) 233-7161
E-mail: info@fresnoirrigation.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 22, 2018

Fresno Irrigation District's water deliveries to extend into September

During their monthly meeting on August 21, the Board of Directors unanimously approved to extend
the 2018 irrigation season for the entire district through September 15. East side deliveries will
continue through September 30. The system was originally scheduled to go down August 31.

"The District is able to extend the season due to receiving a higher than anticipated entitlement
from the April through July runoff, as well as receiving additional precipitation from several
storms in the higher mountain elevations during the months of July and August," stated Assistant
General Manager Bill Stretch.

While most growers have started harvesting their crops, it is important that they schedule their
next irrigation with their water system operator. In general, the East side growers will stay on
their schedule while the rest of the district will receive their irrigation via call and demand.

"Achieving groundwater sustainability depends on taking advantage of all available surface water
supplies. We encourage all of our users to irrigate with surface water for the remainder of the
irrigation season," stated Stretch.

District crews will use the off-season shutdown to conduct maintenance, repairs, and construct
projects that will enhance the water system's infrastructure for the 2019 season.

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Since 1920, the Fresno Irrigation District has proudly delivered water to agricultural and urban
communities within Fresno County. Today, the District encompasses over 245,000 acres of prime
farmland and municipal areas, including the cities of Fresno and Clovis. As the premier irrigation
district in the Central Valley, the District is extensively involved in a host of local, state and
federal water issues.

Last Updated Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 05:17 PM.