History
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Did you know that more than two-thirds of Californians get their drinking water from the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta?

The year 2010 marked the 60th anniversary of the Lower Tule River Irrigation District and the year 2008 marked the 50th anniversary of the Pixley Irrigation District. No one can truly say that we have been founded and molded by generations of families and farms. The different generations saw changing times and events, but in one way or another are all responsible for the success of our districts.

The founding fathers of the districts will recount grower meetings where the merits of an irrigation district were literally cussed and discussed. Once the districts were formed, the work began to construct a water system that remains today. Throughout the years, the different generations fought to protect their water supply, all the while enhancing the districts and a way of life.

These events carry with them stories, handed down for generations, all of which have a historical basis.