What is happening in the District
Winter in California agriculture can commonly evoke images of beige balding trees, desolate fields and long solitary country roads. However, a much more colorful and vibrant picture exists thanks to the Central San Joaquin Valley’s Mediterranean climate, rich soil and availability of surface water – citrus harvest happens in the dead of winter all across the Valley. Bright tangerines, yellow lemons, plump oranges, and blush grapefruit lay hidden within the thick greenery of citrus trees, ripe for harvest.
There’s always something colorful happening in the District, it is out there just waiting to be discovered.
The Central San Joaquin Valley is truly unique as its one of only five Mediterranean climates globally. The combination of climate, soil and water make this region a year-round producer of your favorite fruits, vegetables, fiber and legumes. Stay tuned for the magic of blossom season, you won’t want to miss thousands of acres in bloom!
What else is happening in the District?
In Westlands, a network of underground, fully enclosed pipelines serve water users. District staff work closely with growers in order to ensure every drop of water running through over 1,000 miles of that underground network is preserved, delivered, and efficiently used.
District staff is constantly working to improve its delivery system. One of the projects Westlands is undertaking this year is the replacement of approximately 1.5 miles of piping, named lateral* 27R, located in the southern part of the District. This replacement project will improve the ability of the District to provide its users with a reliable water supply.
The 27R project is scheduled for completion this month, until then, you may see plenty of neon vested individuals working diligently in an effort to continue carrying out the District’s mission of providing timely and reliable water services to landowners and water users in western Fresno and Kings counties.
Interested in learning more about the District?
In every season of the year, growers in Westlands are busy planning, planting, irrigating, harvesting, and transporting in order to provide nutritious, delicious and sustainable fruits, veggies and fibers we use and enjoy daily.
If you are interested in experiencing the District and the agriculture in this region of the world, contact the Public Affairs department for a tour. We will show you why and how this area of the world has become industry leaders in technological innovation, water conservation and production.
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