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Project Data
Land Areas (1992)
Area Irrigated and Crop Value


Project # 1785/214

Land Areas (1992)
Irrigable area
Full Irrigation Serviceacres
Supplemental Service1,067,672 acres
Temporary Irrigation Service0 acres
Number of Irrigated Farms12,589
Residential, Commercial, Industrial Lands
Total Irrigable Lands

Population Served
Farm Population Served
Non-Farm Population Served
Total Population Served

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Area Irrigated and Crop Value
YearActual Area Irrigated (Acres)Crop Value (Dollars)

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Project Water Supply
Project Water Quality


Project Water Supply

Current Conditions

Reservoir Storage

California Data Exchange Center Reservoir Levels for Millerton Lake


San Joaquin River below Friant, California (USGS)
Streamflow Forecast Map

Spring and Summer (NRCS)
Snowpack Information

Mountain Snowpack Maps for Great Basin and California
Drought Index

Palmer Drought Index Map
Explanation of Palmer Drought Severity Index (Text)

Historic Conditions

Annual Precipitation
Normal10.60 in
Maximum - 198321.61 in
Minimum - 19666.07 in
Fresno, California 1961-1990

Mean Annual63.1 ?F
Daily Maximum - 07/05/1991112 ?F
Daily Minimum - 01/10/194918 ?F
Fresno, California 1924-1996
Growing Season260 days
Elevation of irrigable area361.5 ft

San Joaquin River
Drainage area at Friant Dam1,675 mi2
Annual discharge

California Data Exchange Center -- Friant Dam Outflows

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Project Water Quality

Middle San Joaquin - Lower Chowchilla

Tulare - Buena Vista Lakes

Upper San Joaquin

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Facilities in Operation
Storage Facilities
Diversion Facilities
Carriage Facilities
Pumping Plants


Facilities in Operation
Storage Dams1
Diversion Dams1
Canals187.7 mi
Conduits53.5 mi
Delano-Earlimart I. D.18
Exeter I. D.8
Ivanhoe I. D.4
Lindmore I. D.4
Lindsay-Strathmore I. D.1
Saucelito I. D.3
Southern San Joaquin M.U.D.15
Stone Corral I. D.8
Teapot Dome W. D.4
Transmission Lines1.65 mi

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Storage Facilities

Friant Dam

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Diversion Facilities

John Franchi Diversion Dam - formerly Madera Diversion Dam

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Carriage Facilities
Friant-Kern Canal
LocationFrom Friant Dam near Friant, California, generally south to the vacinity of Bakersfield, California.
Construction period1945-1951
Length151.8 mi
Capacity5,000 cfs
Typical section - initial reach
Bottom width36 ft
Side slopes1.25:1
Water depth17.2 ft

Madera Canal
LocationFrom Friant Dam near Friant, California , generally northwest.
Construction period1940-1945
Length35.9 mi
Capacity1,000 cfs
Typical section - initial reach
Bottom width10 ft
Side slopes1.25:1
Water depth9 ft

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Pumping Plants
DesignationNumber of unitsTotal capacity, cfsTotal dynamic head, feetTotal horsepower
Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District
Plant D-1310.723---
Plant D-23924---
Plant D-3
Low Lift42131110
High Lift7115.44911,025
Plant D-431318---
Plant D-51310---
Plant D-62519---
Plant D-7
Low Lift26.914---
High Lift313.223---
Plant D-8314.617---
Plant D-941947---
Plant D-10541.257---
Plant D-11
Low Lift31115---
High Lift31326---
Plant D-12
Low Lift41823---
High Lift682.553---
Plant D-13312.911---
Plant D-14
Low Lift42127---
High Lift423.666---
Plant D-1521014---
Plant D-173925---
Plant D-18
Low Lift25.646---
High Lift43272---
Plant D-192718---
Exeter Irrigation District
Plant E-142192---
Plant E-2
Low Lift2527---
High Lift41868---
Plant E-323.624---
Plant E-423.723---
Plant E-5313.617---
Plant E-624.714---
Plant E-71238---
Plant E-8127---
Ivanhoe Irrigation District
Plant I-112.812.5---
Plant I-226.720---
Plant I-328.111.3---
Plant I-41219.5---
Lingmore Irrigation District
Plant L-1128---
Plant L-2128---
Plant L-331422---
Plant L-4
Low Lift511.775---
High Lift513.394---
Lindsay-Strathmore I. D.
Trauger Pumping Plant
Low Lift223107---
High Lift7120187---
Saucelito Irrigation District
Plant SA-131413---
Plant SA-231014.5---
Plant SA-331014.5---
Southern San Joaquin M.U.D.
Plant S-13616.5---
Plant S-2417.516.5---
Plant S-31616.5---
Plant S-467855---
Plant S-5
Low Lift2820---
High Lift559.550---
Plant S-6
Low Lift25.614---
High Lift42664---
Plant S-767252---
Plant S-856464---
Plant S-943653---
Plant S-102419---
Plant S-12559.561---
Plant S-13
Low Lift2821---
High Lift54059---
Plant S-14
Low Lift2817---
High Lift314.147---
Plant S-151328---
Plant S-161328---
Stone Corral Irrigation District
Plant SC-13514---
Plant SC-222.727---
Plant SC-2A2294---
Plant SC-322.151---
Plant SC-432.326---
Plant SC-4A2246---
Plant SC-52217---
Plant SC-622.440---
Teapot Dome Water District
Plant T-1534144---
Plant T-2523.1148---
Plant T-2A23.818---
Plant T-335.364---

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Last updated: Apr 21, 2011